9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen, Scotland
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  4 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Aberdeen, Scotland

2
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus and then get curious at Pilke Science Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Ranua Zoo, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi attractions planning app.

Aberdeen, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Rovaniemi. Traveling from Aberdeen in October, expect Rovaniemi to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Parks Theme Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Pilke Science Centre ©
Pilke Science Centre

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Sun), take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere vacation maker app.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rovaniemi in October: highs in Tampere hover around 8°C, while lows dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turku sightseeing planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

3
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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Heureka in Vantaa, about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the landmark architecture of Old Customs House.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums

Side Trip

Heureka
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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