5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

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, then stop by Tallipihan Suklaapuoti, then kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and finally stroll through 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 8.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car, train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of 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 · Wildlife
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Turku

— 1 night
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): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take 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

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 3 — 4:

Helsinki

— 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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, then hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, then wander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, then take 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: fly; or take a train. 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 catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."