9 days in Lapland, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Lapland, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Lapland, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly + train:  4​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Tel Aviv

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 7th (Wed), stop by Your Piece Of Finland, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi road trip planning site .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Rovaniemi is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, expect Rovaniemi to be colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Rovaniemi Church ©
Rovaniemi Church
Your Piece Of Finland ©
Your Piece Of Finland

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hatanpaa Arboretum and Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Appreciate the collections at Vapriikin Museokeskus and Galleria Ronga. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Laukko Manor (in Vesilahti). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stop by Ideapark, and make a trip to Nasinneula Tower.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Hame Castle, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Ideapark
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

4
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Finnish Aviation Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and The Aalto House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, & more), Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Porvoo, Finnish Aviation Museum, Loviisan kirkko, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House

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