5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Lapland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Bus + 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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach will thrill your kids. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. It doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

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): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stop by Tammelantori.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Tampere tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

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

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start 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 make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online holiday maker.

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

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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