21 days in Tampere, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

21 days in Tampere, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

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21 days in Tampere, Rovaniemi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
train:  1​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 16 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

Plan trip to Tampere with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. In November in Tampere, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
You've now added Santa Claus Village to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, enjoy some diversion at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey maker .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in November, expect Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, temps between -2°C and -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Tours
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Snowman World Igloo Hotel ©
Snowman World Igloo Hotel
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

16
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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Lehman, Sapokka Water Garden, & more), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Serena Water Park) and Lahti (Lahti Minigolf Centre Laune, Musical Fountain, & more). Spend the 11th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Rovaniemi to Helsinki by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in November, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Espoo, Valvilla Factory Museum, Valkmusa National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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