3 days in Finland Itinerary

3 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 28th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On your second day here, walk around The Esplanadi Park, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

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The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Tours

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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."