10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
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

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.
Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Ullanlinna. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site .

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 difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In January, Helsinki is colder than Istanbul - with highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki 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.
On the 22nd (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along The Archipelago Trail, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -3°C, and evening lows to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to -5°C, and evening lows to -12°C. 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 Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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