8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 1 night
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

4
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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Market Square Kauppatorifor plenty of shopping. Attractions like Bellevue Beach and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Riimikko in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 21st (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find out how to plan a trip to Helsinki, use our trip itinerary maker.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach °C and lows reach °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Riimikko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Market Square Kauppatori ©
Market Square Kauppatori
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

1
night
Tampere

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Mon), view the masterpieces at Haihara Art Centre, thenkick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenstop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at °C and lows at °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

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Spas
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti
Haihara Art Centre ©
Haihara Art Centre

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nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 24th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then look for gifts at LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Tampere in December, with highs in Rovaniemi at °C and lows at °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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