10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Wichita
Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Wichita

2
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Aurinkolahti Beach. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary site .

Wichita, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. When traveling from Wichita in December, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 37°F by day to 27°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 2nd (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip website .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°F during the day and 13°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 27°F, while at night they dip to 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 6th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island trip planner .

Getting from Turku to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°F in January, and nighttime lows around 18°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Nature, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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