3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 14th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Fun & Games · Historic Sites
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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Tampere trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find out how to plan a trip to Turku, use our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."