13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki

7
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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach will get you outdoors. Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Teijo national park (in Pernio), Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa 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) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Teijo National Park, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Hirsala Golf
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Tue), see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, stroll the grounds of German Soldier s Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, stop by LAURI, then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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