5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Train:  1 h
2
Lahti
— 1 night
Train:  2 h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 20th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Lahti.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Lahti

Lahti ©
Lahti is a city and municipality in Finland.Lahti is the capital of the Päijänne Tavastia region. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): let little ones run wild at Laune Central Park, see the interesting displays at Directions Lahden historiallinen Museo, then get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and finally look for gifts at Trio.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lahti trip planning tool .

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Lahti takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Lahti

Shopping Parks Fun & Games
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Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Laune Central Park ©
Laune Central Park
Trio ©
Trio

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere tour itinerary planning site .

Getting from Lahti to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Zoos & Aquariums Theme Parks
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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Turku

Turku ©
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 24th (Fri): browse the collection at Turku City Library, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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