11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Bangkok

4
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Okra will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the views from The Crusell Bridge, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planning tool .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok in July, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Appreciate the collections at Vitikkala Manor and Laukko Manor. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Galleria Ronga and Vapriikin Museokeskus. Step out of Tampere with an excursion to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto in Ylojarvi--about 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere online road trip planner .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Laukko Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Vitikkala Manor
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then get a taste of the local shopping with Photographic Centre Peri, and finally explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku trip planning app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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