13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Chamarel, Mauritius
Fly:  17 h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) 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, have some family-friendly fun at InsideOut Productions, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

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. 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

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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 Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Riihiniemen Uimaranta and Yyteri Beach. 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). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Yyteri Beach, Vitikkala Manor, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

3
nights
Turku

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

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; 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

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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