9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Sat), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, then see where the action happens at Lappi Areena, and then get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Rovaniemi trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Rovaniemi is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in December, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between -6°C and -13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
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SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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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 10th (Mon): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Tue): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in December, expect Tampere to be a bit warmer, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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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.
Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and stroll around Sibelius Monument.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip website.

You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Tampere, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 3°C to lows of -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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