7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  26​h
1
Hanko
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 15​min
2
Pori
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

1
day
Hanko

Hanko
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut, and then take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip itinerary maker app .

Sydney, Australia to Hanko is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in December, things will get colder in Hanko: highs are around 1°C and lows about -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Pori.

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1
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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 2nd (Sun), enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at Pori Art Museum, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

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Drive from Hanko to Pori in 3.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Pori can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

1
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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 3rd (Mon): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere travel planner .

Getting from Pori to Tampere by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. December in Tampere sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Katajanokka and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Tampere in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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Aurinkolahti Beach
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Katajanokka
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Hietaranta Beach

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