11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  10​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Fly:  15​h
End: Cairo

2
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka and look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route site .

Cairo, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in April, with highs in Helsinki at 9°C and lows at 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laukko Manor and Tampere Cathedral. Visiting Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. see Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's still lots to do: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, look for gifts at Ideapark, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ideapark, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laukko Manor
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), look for gifts at Your Piece Of Finland, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online trip maker .

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in April: highs in Rovaniemi hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 9th (Tue), take an exotic tour of a safari tour, look for gifts at Elan Ski Shop & Rental, then explore and take pictures at Ice Karting Levi, and finally make a trip to Giewont Husky Adventures.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Akaslompolo trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: 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

Side Trips

Levi, Giewont Husky Adventures
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Elan Ski Shop & Rental ©
Elan Ski Shop & Rental

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