10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kinshasa
Drive + Fly:  20 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  22 h
End: Kinshasa

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

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Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Western African Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kinshasa in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Spas

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Linden Esplanade, Inkoon kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get some cultural insight at Vitikkala Manor and Visavuori. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Villa Mairea (in Noormarkku), Birthplace of Jean Sibelius (in Hameenlinna) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and examine the collection at Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip builder site .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Vitikkala Manor
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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