13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights

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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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo) capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Teijo National Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner.

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 21st (Sun): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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 23rd (Tue): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum. On the 24th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village