4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 day
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.
On the 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip site.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get advice or help at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Tours
Find places to stay Dec 28 — 30:

Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 30th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then stop by Hameenkatu.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Tampere are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Theme Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay Dec 30 — 31:

Finland travel guide

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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."