12 days in Finland Itinerary

12 days in Finland Itinerary

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12 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  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 Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online visit planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in December, expect Tampere to be little chillier, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Beaches

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Automobile & Road Museum Mobilia
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and Bellevue Beach (in Hanko). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, ponder the design of Harmonia, and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Kotka (Sibelius Park, Linden Esplanade, & more). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), sample the tasty concoctions at Stadin Panimo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nightlife

Side Trips

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

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