13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kampala
Drive + Fly:  20​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Tavastia Proper
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  21​h 15​min
End: Kampala

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, look for gifts at Taiga Colors, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Center, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki planning tool .

Kampala, Uganda to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kampala to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Kampala in March, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 3°C and -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
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 8th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, make a trip to ArtBank, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Main Library.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

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Side Trips

ArtBank, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): stop by Alko Oy, kick back and relax at Suolijarvi Beach, and then get into the urban bustle at Tampere Hall.

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

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Tavastia Proper.

Things to do in Tampere

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Tampere Hall ©
Tampere Hall

1
night
Tavastia Proper

Tavastia Proper ©
Tavastia Proper is a region of Finland. On the 11th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Jokioinen Museum Railway and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, ponder the design of Musical Fountain, and then get into the urban bustle at Sibeliustalo.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tavastia Proper online trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Tavastia Proper by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and taxi. March in Tavastia Proper sees daily highs of 3°C and lows of -7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tavastia Proper

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Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall

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