9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Las Vegas
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Las Vegas

4
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Katajanokka. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Las Vegas, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. Traveling from Las Vegas to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in December, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 32°F by day to 23°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki observation tower, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, stop by Tammelantori, then see the interesting displays at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral.

For traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°F in December, and nighttime lows around 21°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
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 24th (Sun): examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 23°F at night. On the 25th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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