13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Tavastia Proper
— 1 night
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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Entebbe International Airport, Drive to Kampala

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. There's still lots to do: stop by Katajanokka, shop like a local with Old Market Hall, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and look for gifts at Digelius Music.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner.

Kampala, Uganda to Helsinki is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kampala to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Kampala in March, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, make a trip to ArtBank, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 10th (Sat), stop by Alko, enjoy the sand and surf at Suolijarvi Beach, and then see a show at Tampere Hall.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tavastia Proper.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife
Find places to stay Mar 10 — 11:

Tavastia Proper

— 1 night
Tavastia Proper is a region of Finland. Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Jokioinen Museum Railway and then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, and then take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tavastia Proper holiday planner.

Getting from Tampere to Tavastia Proper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tavastia Proper

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Mar 11 — 12:

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."