6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h
End: Istanbul

4
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Aleksanterin Kirkko and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere road trip site .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in December, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 0°C and lows about -6°C. On the 25th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Aleksanterin Kirkko ©
Aleksanterin Kirkko

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