12 days in Tallinn & Finland Itinerary

12 days in Tallinn & Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Tallinn & Finland Itinerary

Start: Dallas, United States
Fly:  18​h
1
Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Helsinki, Finland
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Dallas, United States

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.
Haapsalu Castle and Kadriorg Palace will appeal to history buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Rakvere Castle and Church of the Holy Spirit Puhavaimu Kirik. Get out of town with these interesting Tallinn side-trips: Haapsalu (Haapsalu Old Town & Africa Beach and Promenade). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, take in the exciting artwork at The Little Red House Design Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and see the interesting displays at Lennusadam Seaplane Harbour.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Tallinn trip itinerary planner .

Dallas, USA to Tallinn is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dallas to Tallinn is 8 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Dallas in September, with highs in Tallinn at 61°F and lows at 47°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Haapsalu, Rakvere Castle
Highlights from your plan
Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Haapsalu Castle ©
Haapsalu Castle
Rakvere Castle ©
Rakvere Castle

5
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Tampereen Tuomiokirkko (in Tampere) and Turku (Turku Castle, Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and step aboard Submarine Vesikko.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip maker tool .

Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Highlights from your plan
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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