7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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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.
On the 6th (Fri), relax in the rural setting at Napapiirin Porofarmi, get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village. On the next day, look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, then get some fabulous bargains at Marttiini Store Old Factory, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arctic Emotions Oy.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Rovaniemi. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Dubai in September: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 13°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 7:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

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You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 11:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."