5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island and then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Tampere online day trip planner .

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

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island

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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): make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

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Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 13°C by day to 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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

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