6 days in Tampere, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Tampere, Lapland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Tampere

— 1 night

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 30th (Fri): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere online journey planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of bus, ferry, and train; or drive. In October in Tampere, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Beaches
Find places to stay Oct 30 — 31:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

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 1st (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, see Santa Claus Office, then make a trip to Santa Claus Village, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Angry Birds Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in October, you will find days in Rovaniemi are slightly colder (3°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 1:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rovaniemi to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in November; daily highs in Helsinki reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.