22 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

22 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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22 days in Rovaniemi, Helsinki & Tampere Itinerary

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

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 Santa's House of Snowmobiles. Next up on the itinerary: take an exotic tour of a safari tour, find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, engage your brain at Pilke Science Centre, and browse the collection at Rovaniemi City Library.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi online route planner .

Tampere to Rovaniemi is an approximately 5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in March, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (-1°C), and nights are about the same (-9°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to 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.
You'll get in some beach time at Bellevue Beach and Beach Mansikkalahti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Linden Esplanade. Venture out of the city with trips to Castle Hill (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Teijo national park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Kotka, Bellevue Beach, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Herrainpaivat Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Parola Tank Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) & Yyteri Beach), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planner.

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pori, Parola, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum

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