13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kansas City
Fly:  21 h 30 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Kansas City

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
For shopping fun, head to Tammelantori or Tallipiha. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Spas & Wellness. When in Tampere, make a side trip to see Linna Golf & Country Club in Haemeenlinna, approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki observation tower, browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For maps and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip maker site .

Kansas City, USA to Tampere is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Time is 8 hours. Traveling from Kansas City in April, expect nights in Tampere to be a bit cooler, around 30°F, while days are cooler, around 47°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Ideapark, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Linna Golf & Country Club
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Ideapark ©
Ideapark

5
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.
Head to K-market Hakaniemi and Market Square Kauppatorifor some retail therapy. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Stockmann's Department Store. Step out of Helsinki to go to Lahti and see Sibeliustalo, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and stop by Digelius Music.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 31°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Sibelius Hall, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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 19th (Thu): examine the collection at Biological Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Main Library, browse the different shops at Turku Kauppahalli, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku online trip itinerary planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 21st (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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