12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Venture out of the city with trips to Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in December, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stop by Naantali Old Town, ponder the design of Harmonia, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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 find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kotka (Sibelius Park, Linden Esplanade, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, visit Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
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