10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  7 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8 h
End: Istanbul, Turkey

6
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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Visiting Bicyclean Helsinki and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, walk around The Esplanadi Park, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and stop by Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in January; daily highs in Helsinki reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 22nd (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. On the next day, trek along The Archipelago Trail, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku holiday builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between -3°C during the day and -9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 24th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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