9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 2 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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in September, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 21:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 22nd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Spy Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally see the interesting displays at Lenin Museum. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and finally stop by Hameenkatu.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 21 — 23:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, then Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

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Getting from Tampere to Rovaniemi by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in September, you will find days in Rovaniemi are little chillier (13°C), and nights are about the same (6°C). On the 25th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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