8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  10​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  15​h
End: Cairo

2
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. Visit Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka and don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo in April, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 6th (Sat): stop by Your Piece Of Finland, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and finally get in on the family fun at Santa Claus Village.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rovaniemi holiday maker website .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, you will find days in Rovaniemi are a bit cooler (3°C), and nights are about the same (-3°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

1
night
Akaslompolo

On the 7th (Sun), head outdoors with Seven Fells Up and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Akaslompolo day trip website .

You can drive from Rovaniemi to Akaslompolo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Akaslompolo sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Safaris
Seven Fells Up ©
Seven Fells Up

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