12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 4 nights
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.
You've added The National Museum of Finland, Market Square Kauppatori, Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and other attractions to your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 27:

3
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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 28th (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 29th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 30:

4
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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.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Turku planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Turku are 1°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails

Side Trip

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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."