11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Visavuori (in Valkeakoski). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere online trip builder.

Geneva, Switzerland to Tampere is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Geneva in July; daily highs in Tampere reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — 31:

Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."