16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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16 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Rovaniemi
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 45​min
2
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
4
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

3
nights
Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Rovaniemi is known for theme parks, museums, nightlife, historic sites, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church, and take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Rovaniemi trip planner .

London, UK to Rovaniemi is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, things will get a bit cooler in Rovaniemi: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can take a train to Oulu.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Fun & Games
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Santa Claus Office ©
Santa Claus Office
Safaris

2
nights
Oulu

Oulu ©
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Nallikari Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ainolan Puisto, take in the exciting artwork at Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus, then make a trip to Kauppahalli, and finally appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Oulu Cathedral and then have fun at Tietomaa Science Centre.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Oulu itinerary planning website .

Take a train from Rovaniemi to Oulu in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Oulu are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Oulu

#Parks, #Fun & Games, #Beaches
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Ainolan Puisto ©
Ainolan Puisto
Nallikari Beach ©
Nallikari Beach
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus ©
Pohjoisen Valokuvakeskus

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 5th (Wed), see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then don't miss a visit to Näsinneula Observation Tower, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki observation tower.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner .

You can take a train from Oulu to Tampere in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Parks, #Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

8
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.
Pack the 8th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip maker tool .

Take a train from Tampere to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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