18 days in Finland Itinerary

18 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Rovaniemi
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Drive
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Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly
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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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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 21st (Sat), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Tampere online trip itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Tampere is an approximately 15-hour combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In October, Tampere is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 23rd (Mon), make a trip to Lordi's Square, then take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, then make a trip to Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Here are some ideas for day two: get in on the family fun at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rovaniemi Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rovaniemi tour planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Tampere in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors
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Saariselka

— 2 nights
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, then explore the striking landscape of Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum. On your second day here, hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Saariselka sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Helsinki

— 10 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.
Pack the 28th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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Traveling by flight from Saariselka to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Traveling from Saariselka in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Helsinki: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."