5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary builder

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

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands 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. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Amsterdam in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

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 25th (Sat): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 25:

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 26th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 26:

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."