7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, and finally look for gifts at Ideapark.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Milan in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo
Vanha Kirkko ©
Vanha Kirkko

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Hakaniemi Market. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, look for gifts at Artisaani, and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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