6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Dublin
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Dublin

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 17th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere attractions planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Dublin to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dublin in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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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.
On the 18th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Hakaniemi Market and Kansallisgalleria. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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