9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Train:  30 h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
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 20th (Fri): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, thenget a taste of the local shopping with Laukko Manor, thenview the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, and finally stop by Keittioelamaa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Tampere trip itinerary builder tool.

Sydney, Australia to Tampere is an approximately 26-hour combination of flight and train. You can also take a train; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Tampere. Traveling from Sydney in December, expect Tampere to be cooler, temps between 0°C and -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Laukko Manor
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thendon't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, read our Turku trip website.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
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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 Katajanokka and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Galerie Forsblom. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, view the masterpieces at ARTag Gallery, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Lapinlahti.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Fun & Games

Side Trips

Halosenniemi Museum, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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