5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

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

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. There's more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then look for gifts at Tammelantori.

To see ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions website .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Outdoors Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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