7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne



— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, and finally contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Tampere is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in December; daily highs in Tampere reach 0°C and lows reach -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums · Theme Parks
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Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Mannerheim Museum. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and look for gifts at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

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You can drive from Tampere to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Tampere in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 3°C by day to -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Outdoors
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."