5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Reykjavik
Fly:  7​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Reykjavik

2
nights
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.
On the 5th (Sun), explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, then 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: hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then examine the collection at Design Museum, then learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Reykjavik, Iceland to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Helsinki. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Reykjavik in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 71°F and lows reach 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Old Market Hall ©
Old Market Hall
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma ©
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

1
night
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 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online visit planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli

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night
Tampere

Tampere ©
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): find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally stop by Ideapark.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere tour planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ideapark
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

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