5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Reykjavik Keflavik Nas

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Helsinki

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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), then hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Reykjavik, Iceland to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Reykjavik in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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1
night
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 7th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Shopping
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1
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Tampere

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 8th (Wed): get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Thu): examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then look for gifts at Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally look for gifts at Ideapark.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."