22 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

22 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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

3
nights
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Arktikum and Pilke Science Centre. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and see Santa Claus Office.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi vacation builder tool.

Tampere to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Rovaniemi, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums Wildlife Theme Parks
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Santa's House of Snowmobiles ©
Santa's House of Snowmobiles

9
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Castle Hill (in Porvoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in April; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Kotka, Vantaa, Castle Hill, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

9
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Herrainpaivat Beach), Parola (The Parola Armour Museum & Holy Cross Church) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). Spend the 16th (Tue) exploring nature at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary website.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Parola, Linna Golf & Country Club, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum

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