6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
+2
Fly + Foot + Shuttle:  5 h 30 min
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. Get a sense of the local culture at Helsinki Cathedral and Ullanlinna. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Digelius Music, and shop like a local with ARTag Gallery.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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 3rd (Wed): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary site.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In April in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

1
day
Akaslompolo

Akaslompolo ©
On the 4th (Thu), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Akaslompolo by combination of flight and shuttle takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, expect nights in Akaslompolo to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up
Safaris

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi vacation planner.

You can drive from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Rovaniemi can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Tours Wildlife Outdoors
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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