11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Ho Chi Minh City
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Ho Chi Minh City

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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Exhibition Centre WeeGee. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Inkoon kirkko (in Inkoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, have some family-friendly fun at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from Indochina Time (ICT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, things will get much colder in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Inkoon kirkko, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Labyrinth Games Room Escape ©
Labyrinth Games Room Escape

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Turku can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Room Escape Games
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Attractions like Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Rauhaniemi Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at PortaaliVR, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see other places to visit and tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip site .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. January in Tampere sees daily highs of -5°C and lows of -12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR
Room Escape Games

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