5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  3 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: St. Petersburg

1
night
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 29th (Sat): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, then stop by Katajanokka, and then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5- hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation builder tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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 2nd (Wed): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tampere route planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In January in Tampere, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Emil Aaltosen Museo ©
Emil Aaltosen Museo

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