4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Train to Edinburgh, Fly to Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to Edinburgh, Train to Newcastle upon Tyne



— 3 nights

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.
Helsinki is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning app.

Newcastle upon Tyne, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car, train, and bus; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Newcastle upon Tyne in October; daily highs in Helsinki reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
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."