10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Dorval, Bus to Montreal, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Fly to Montreal, Bus to Dorval, Train to Ottawa

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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip tool.

Ottawa, Canada to Rovaniemi is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ottawa in September; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 13°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 8th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and then get engrossed in the history at Visavuori.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."