6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Yaroslavl
+4
Fly + Foot + Bus + Subway + Train:  12​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
4
Joensuu
— 1 night
Drive:  11​h 30​min
End: Yaroslavl

2
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.
On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the 11th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner .

Yaroslavl, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Yaroslavl to Helsinki. In March, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 12th (Thu): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

1
night
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 13th (Fri): have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online journey planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in March, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Beaches Parks
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Room Escape Games

1
night
Joensuu

Joensuu ©
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Joensuu Church.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary website .

Drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in March, and nighttime lows around -8°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites
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Joensuu Church ©
Joensuu Church

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