Route & dates
Helsinki— 7 nights
Tampere— 2 nights
Rovaniemi— 3 nights
Sat, Jul 13 - Thu, Jul 25
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 Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo capture your imagination. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Hirsala Golf (in Kirkkonummi). Pack the 16th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, 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 °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.
Things to do in Helsinki
Espoo, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, Teijo National Park, Hirsala Golf
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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, thenstop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, thenexamine 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.
Things to do in Tampere
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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, thenstroll 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, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, thensee 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 fly from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Rovaniemi
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:
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