8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Rovaniemi
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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip maker website.

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 23.5-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in March, things will get little chillier in Rovaniemi: highs are around -1°C and lows about -9°C. On the 4th (Mon), you'll travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nightlife
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Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visiting Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum will get you outdoors. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Tampere itinerary planner.

Drive from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Museums
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."