9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Rovaniemi Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Rovaniemi
— 2 nights

2
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Kankurin Tupa, make a trip to Senate Square, and visit Katajanokka.

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Wuhan, China to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Wuhan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Wuhan in May, expect Helsinki to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Tampere are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, thenexplore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Santa Claus Village, thendon't miss a visit to Santa Claus Office, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Rovaniemi online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. While traveling from Tampere, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports
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Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy
Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village

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