12 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Turku
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from the city and head to Teijo National Park and Bike Rental - by Carfield. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku vacation planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in December, things will get a bit cooler in Turku: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Step out of the city life by going to Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Rauhaniemi Beach. Change things up with a short trip to Himos Ski Resort in Jamsa (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, stop by Hameenkatu, and see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Dive Finland Oy. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

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You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 25 — 30:

Turku

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku online trip builder.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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