6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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 23rd (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route maker website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Johannesburg in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 25th (Wed), tour the pleasant surroundings at Nyrolan luontopolku, make a trip to University of Jyvaskyla, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tourujoen Luontopolku, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Jyvaskyla hover around -2°C and lows are around -8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Trails Fun & Games
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Nyrolan luontopolku ©
Nyrolan luontopolku
Room Escape Games
University of Jyvaskyla ©
University of Jyvaskyla

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Portaali.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary builder site .

Take a train from Jyvaskyla to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In December, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Fun & Games Parks Wildlife
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Pyynikki's Swim Hall ©
Pyynikki's Swim Hall
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
PortaaliVR ©
PortaaliVR

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