16 days in Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

16 days in Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

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16 days in Finland & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Hong Kong, China
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
2
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Saariselka, Finland
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Rovaniemi, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
5
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Ferry:  2​h
6
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Hong Kong, China

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

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 18th (Wed): make a trip to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder .

Hong Kong, China to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, subway, and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Hong Kong Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in March, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell, then find something for the whole family at SantaPark - the Home Cavern of Santa Claus, and then get engrossed in the history at Arktikum.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning tool .

Fly from Helsinki to Rovaniemi in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in March, with highs in Rovaniemi at -1°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can drive to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Wildlife Tours
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris

2
nights
Saariselka, Finland

Saariselka ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Guesthouse Husky - Day Tours. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): fly down the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and then surround yourself with nature on Guesthouse Husky - Day Tours. Keep things going the next day: hit the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park and then get in on the family fun at Angry Birds Activity Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Saariselka driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Saariselka takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daytime highs in Saariselka are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

Side Trip

Guesthouse Husky - Day Tours
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Angry Birds Activity Park ©
Angry Birds Activity Park

2
nights
Rovaniemi, Finland

Rovaniemi ©
When in Rovaniemi, make a side trip to see Ranua Zoo in Ranua, approximately 1h 05 min away. Explore Rovaniemi further: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church, stop by LAURI Handicraft Shop & Atelier, and don't miss a visit to Marttiinin Shop Wanha Tehdas (Old Factory).

Planning Rovaniemi trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Saariselka to Rovaniemi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Outdoors Tours

Side Trip

Ranua Zoo
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Ranua Zoo ©
Ranua Zoo
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy ©
Ounasvaaran Hiihtokeskus Oy

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki visit site .

You can fly from Rovaniemi to Helsinki in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rovaniemi in March, expect Helsinki to be a bit warmer, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow time for the ferry ride to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Spas Parks
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence ©
Kamppi Chapel of Silence
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for museums, historic sites, parks, fun & games, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town, stroll around Kadriorg Park, take some stellar pictures from Viewing Point Kohtuotsa, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tallinna Teletorn.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Tallinn holiday planner.

Traveling by ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In March, daytime highs in Tallinn are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour ©
Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour

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