13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  22​h
End: Chamarel, Mauritius

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church will appeal to history buffs. Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker site .

Chamarel, Mauritius to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Chamarel to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Chamarel - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing. Get some historical perspective at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa and Finlayson Church. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa), Yyteri Beach (in Pori) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

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You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in December, expect Tampere to be a bit cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Vitikkala Manor, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Yyteri Beach, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Visiting Bellevue Beach and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Mathildedalin Kylapanimo in Salo, about 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku online sightseeing planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Naantali Old Town
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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