6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Brussels

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, look for gifts at Artisaani, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll through The Esplanadi Park.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Brussels in December, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 28:
Highlights from your plan
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

For ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 29:
Highlights from your plan
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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 30th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary site .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 29 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Galleria Ronga ©
Galleria Ronga

Similar Plans

7 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 7 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 7 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM FINLAND November, culture, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: November, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SOUTH KOREA December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced
View more plans