4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Katajanokka and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's lots more to do: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dusseldorf in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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 3rd (Sun): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military 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."