11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive to Kittilä Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, and visit Katajanokka.

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Cairo, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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3
nights
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Laukko Manor and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Head to Galleria Ronga and Ideaparkfor some retail therapy. Take a break from Tampere with a short trip to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi, about 56 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus and identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Tampere travel route planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 4 — 7:

1
night
Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in April, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

1
night
Akaslompolo

Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Akaslompolo online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 10:

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."