8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
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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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and cruise along King's Road.

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Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Portland in November, with highs in Helsinki at 40°F and lows at 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Scenic Drive

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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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then join in the after-dark buzz at Tea Shop Veistrom.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Tampere are 37°F, while nighttime lows are 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Nightlife · Shopping
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Rovaniemi

— 3 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for wildlife, museums, and fun & games. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, hit the slopes at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy, see Santa Claus Office, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

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Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in November: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 28°F and lows are around 20°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Winter Sports
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