5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
+2
Train + Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
End: London

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online road trip planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums
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Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
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 17th (Wed): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

Before you visit Turku, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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