6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder app.

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Portland in November: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 40°F and lows are around 32°F. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Wed) before leaving for Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tampere online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums
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Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi trip maker.

Do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tampere in November; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach 28°F and lows reach 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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