9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick 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 16th (Fri): get to know the resident critters at Ranua Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then see Santa Claus Office.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi visit planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In October, Rovaniemi is a bit cooler than Aberdeen - with highs of 3°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Theme Parks · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 17:
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus ©
SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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Tampere

Tampere ©

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 18th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from 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. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip builder site.

Getting from Rovaniemi to Tampere by combination of flight and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Tampere: temperatures range from 8°C by day to 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Oct 17 — 19:
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus

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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): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Kids will enjoy Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Heureka in Vantaa, approximately Vantaa away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 23:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha ©
Korkeasaaren Elaintarha

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