10 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church make great kid-friendly stops. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Family-friendly places like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Pyynikki's Swim Hall will thrill your kids. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa). There's lots more to do: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

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Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, Tampere is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Bring the kids along to Santa Claus Village and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's still lots to do: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, see Santa Claus Office, and explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Tampere in December: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -6°C and lows are around -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
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