5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + Train:  7 h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Edinburgh

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 3rd (Sat): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, thenstop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, thenkick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Tampere online holiday planner.

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Tampere are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti ©
Tallipihan Suklaapuoti

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 4th (Sun): explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, thentour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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 5th (Mon): buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, thenhunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, thenwander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip website.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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