5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Doha
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Doha

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 9th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

For more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi road trip planning app .

Doha, Qatar to Rovaniemi is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Doha to Rovaniemi is minus 1 hour. In January, Rovaniemi is colder than Doha - with highs of -10°C and lows of -17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in January; daily highs in Tampere reach -5°C and lows reach -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

2
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.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), shop like a local with Old Market Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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