8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Moscow
Drive:  23​h 15​min
1
Rovaniemi
— Few hours
Drive:  9​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  15​h 30​min
End: Moscow

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip planning tool .

Moscow, Russia to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Rovaniemi due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Moscow in March: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around -1°C and lows are around -9°C. You will leave for Tampere on the 4th (Mon).

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get in touch with nature at Rauhaniemi Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Tampere Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online vacation planner .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Rovaniemi to Tampere in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Rovaniemi in March, plan for somewhat warmer days in Tampere, with highs around 3°C, while nights are about the same with lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall. On the next day, explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday maker .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In March in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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