13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 4 nights
Drive
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly

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Helsinki

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 Katajanokka are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Aurinkolahti Beach. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Chamarel, Mauritius to Helsinki is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Chamarel to Helsinki is minus 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is much colder than Chamarel - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Rauhaniemi Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's still lots to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Tampere day trip app.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Helsinki in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Bellevue Beach and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Step out of Turku with an excursion to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku online trip maker.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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."