5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
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:  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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to catch the 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): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can 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, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, 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 learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

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

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