12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kids will enjoy Ranua Zoo and SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, take an exotic tour of Arctic Lifestyle, revel in the low prices at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online journey planner.

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in May, with highs in Rovaniemi at 12°C and lows at 3°C. On the 4th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Parks

Side Trip

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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, and then kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for a bit warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 17°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums · Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

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Helsinki

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.
Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Pack the 8th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Helsinki.

To find where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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