11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Hamina
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Hamina
— 1 night
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

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Hamina

— 1 night
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Salpa Line Museum, then brush up on your military savvy 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 next day: stop by Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church, then admire the striking features of Hamina Fortress, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Saint Peter and Saint Paul Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Hamina trip itinerary builder tool.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Hamina is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in December, things will get cooler in Hamina: highs are around -1°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Hamina

Museums · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolaos Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, and finally see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio online journey builder.

Getting from Hamina to Kuopio by car takes about 4 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then admire the masterpieces at Hiekka Art Museum. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kuopio to Tampere in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 13:

Turku

— 1 night
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): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Beaches
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 14:

Helsinki

— 3 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Room Escape Games. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, visit Ullanlinna, make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Finland travel guide

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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."