7 days in Rovaniemi & Tampere Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi & Tampere Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

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 20th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy some diversion at Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village, and then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi travel planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Rovaniemi is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in May, expect nights in Rovaniemi to be a bit cooler, around 37°F, while days are colder, around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks
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Safaris
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ahtari Zoo and Rauhaniemi Beach. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church, and steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere journey planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in May, you will find days in Tampere are somewhat warmer (59°F), and nights are about the same (39°F). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Ahtari Zoo
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Ahtari Zoo ©
Ahtari Zoo
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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