9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
2
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Nallikari Beach and then stroll around Hupisaaret Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Garden, University of Oulu, then get your game on at Oulu Climbing Centre, then see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Pohjanmaan museo, and finally stroll around Ainolan Puisto.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Oulu trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Oulu is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Arabian Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Doha in April, with highs in Oulu at 5°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife
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Rovaniemi

— 2 nights

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 8th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, then get your game on at Snowman World Igloo Hotel, and then take an exotic tour of a safari tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see Santa Claus Office, get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, and finally stop by Your Piece Of Finland.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by train from Oulu to Rovaniemi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Apr 7 — 9:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in April, you will find days in Tampere are a bit warmer (8°C), and nights are about the same (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."