11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly
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Kittila
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

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Chennai, India to Helsinki is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Chennai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chennai in April, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 9°C and 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Beaches
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, stop by Ideapark, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker app.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Kittila.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Kittila

Kittilä is a municipality of Finland and a popular holiday resort.It is located in northern Finland north of the Arctic Circle within the Lapland region. On the 15th (Mon), join the crowd at Icekarting Levi.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kittila road trip planning website.

You can fly from Tampere to Kittila in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in April, expect nights in Kittila to be about the same, around -4°C, while days are little chillier, around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

4.1
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.