11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Old Rauma and Moomin Museum. Get in touch with nature at Hatanpaa Arboretum and Yyteri Beach. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip app .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from London in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Thu), wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip builder app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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