4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kuopio
Fly:  3 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  3 h 30 min
End: Kuopio

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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.
On the 24th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral and then wander the streets of Katajanokka. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions website .

Kuopio to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Kuopio in January, things will get a bit warmer in Helsinki: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 26th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. January in Turku sees daily highs of -3°C and lows of -9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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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 27th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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