7 days in Rovaniemi, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Rovaniemi, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Rovaniemi, Tampere & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Indianapolis

1
night
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Santa Claus Village has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village and then look for gifts at LAURI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then admire the sheer force of Auttikongas.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi online travel route 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 difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 7 hours. While traveling from Indianapolis, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 51°F to lows of 37°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Nature Theme Parks
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Auttikongas ©
Auttikongas
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
LAURI ©
LAURI

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip maker site .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 59°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 24th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, then look for gifts at Riimikko, then don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and finally revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Loviisa trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Tampere to Loviisa by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko

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night
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.
On the 25th (Sat), brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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