7 days in Rovaniemi, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): shop like a local with Marttiini Store Old Factory, then see Santa Claus Office, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then fly down the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, and finally get in on the family fun at Moomin Snowcastle.

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Birmingham, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In December, Rovaniemi is colder than Birmingham - with highs of -6°C and lows of -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
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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.
On the 16th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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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. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Rovaniemi in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tampere in December: highs in Helsinki hover around 3°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 19th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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