5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like The National Library of Finland and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip 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. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. 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 explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku route maker site.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

For maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Tampere sees daily highs of 8°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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."