10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester

5
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.
You've added Sibelius Monument, Kamppi Shopping Centre, Forum Shopping Center, and other attractions to your itinerary. Get some historical perspective at Mannerheim Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Temppeliaukion Church and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planning site .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manchester in October: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 28th (Wed): walk around Kultaranta Garden, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally tour in harmony with nature at Bike Rental - by Carfield. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then step off the mainland to explore Uto.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Uto ©
Uto
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, then view the masterpieces at Laukko Manor, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip planner .

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 8°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, Visavuori, Laukko Manor
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Visavuori ©
Visavuori
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa
Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor

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