12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Sibelius Monument. Bring the kids along to Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 15th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, stop by Pien Shop & Bar, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 7 hours. In September, Helsinki is cooler than Washington DC - with highs of °F and lows of °F. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

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Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rovaniemi Church and German Soldier s Cemetery. Kids will enjoy Auttikongas and Arctic Lifestyle. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, see Santa Claus Office, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

For ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi tour itinerary 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. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for slightly colder days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °F, while nights are about the same with lows around °F. You will leave for home on the 25th (Tue).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature Theme Parks Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Arctic Lifestyle ©
Arctic Lifestyle

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