5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly + train:  7​h
1
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  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.
On the 3rd (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere tour itinerary planning site .

Edinburgh, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Edinburgh to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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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): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku visit planner .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car 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
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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 (Mon), browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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