4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Train
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Fly

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Neighborhoods
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Tampere

— 1 night

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 (Sat): stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then test the waters at Tullin Sauna.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Vaasa.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas
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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. On the 16th (Sun), explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Vaasa online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Vaasa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Vaasa, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Vaasa

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

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."