7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sao Paulo
Fly:  20​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Fly:  28​h
End: Sao Paulo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market. On your second day here, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, then take in the exciting artwork at ARTag Gallery, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Hietaniemi Cemetery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Helsinki is an approximately 20-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Helsinki. In December, Helsinki is colder than Sao Paulo - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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 2nd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To find photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder site .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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 3rd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, take in the exciting artwork at Laukko Manor, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Ronga, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around -5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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