11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Hamina
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Kuopio
— 1 night
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
5
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

1
night
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, then learn about all things military at Bunker Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Main Building of Military School. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Tue): take a stroll through Linden Esplanade, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. John's Church, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the striking features of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Hamina vacation planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hamina is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to Hamina is minus 5 hours. In December, Hamina is much colder than Ho Chi Minh City - with highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Bunker Museum
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Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church

1
night
Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 11th (Wed), see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

For maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Kuopio route planner .

Getting from Hamina to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. December in Kuopio sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Historic Sites
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Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Thu), stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Kuopio to Tampere takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
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 14th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get a tailor-made plan with Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker site .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Helsinki sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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