5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to London

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The National Library of Finland and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in October, with highs in Helsinki at 10°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 16 — 18:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get advice or help at Turku City Library, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 18 — 19:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

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."