7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6 h 45 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  4 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Rovaniemi reach -10°C and lows reach -17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Museums Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Sat), kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take a stroll around Tampere Hall, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online trip builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in January, expect Tampere to be somewhat warmer, temps between -5°C and -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tampere Hall ©
Tampere Hall
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

3
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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Boss Shop, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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