10 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Berlin

3
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). There's lots more to do: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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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

Side Trips

Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi, Ahvenisto
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Ahvenisto ©
Ahvenisto
Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi ©
Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
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 Safaris. There's lots more to do: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, get curious at Pilke Science Centre, see Santa Claus Office, and look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to 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 up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Wildlife
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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