5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 11th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, get your game on at Portaali VR, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Ortodoxa San Alexander Nevski y San Nicolas, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Tampere when traveling from London in May, with lows around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Fun & Games
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Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Portaali VR ©
Portaali VR

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 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market. On the 14th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll through Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors
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Sibelius Monument ©
Sibelius Monument
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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