12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Bangkok

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at K-market Hakaniemi and Stockmann's Department Store. Get some historical perspective at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary maker .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, flight, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki is minus 5 hours. In April, Helsinki is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore hidden gems such as Rauhaniemi Beach and Spas & Wellness. Do your shopping at Tammelantori and Tallipiha. There's still lots to do: stop by Ideapark, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and get outside with FUN53 Charter.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere road trip app .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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Ideapark
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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 5th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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