7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

2
nights
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 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Old Church. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stop by Tallipiha, then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and finally look for gifts at Ideapark.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Tampere vacation planner.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Milan to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Milan in December, with highs in Tampere at -1°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Ideapark ©
Ideapark
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 31st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
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 K-market Hakaniemi and Spas & Wellness. Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, don't miss a visit to Old Market Hall, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and browse the range of quality goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki vacation trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -1°C, while nighttime lows are -8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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