6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Kamppi Shopping Centre. There's much more to do: stop by Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki planning site.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newark in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 37°F and lows reach 27°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then stop by Hameenkatu.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 31°F and lows about 22°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 11 — 12:

Turku

— 1 night
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 13th (Tue): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku journey planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 34°F and lows of 25°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 12 — 13:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."