6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planning tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. On the 30th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Mustasaari travel itinerary planner .

You can drive from Tampere to Mustasaari in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

#Nature, #Wildlife, #Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
day
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Mon): make a trip to Lordi's Square, look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, see Santa Claus Office, then find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, and finally snap pictures at Lumberjack's Candle Bridge.

Start your trip to Rovaniemi by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Mustasaari in December; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -6°C and lows reach -13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office

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