5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  11​h
1
Vaasa
— 1 day
Drive:  4​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
day
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Vaasa online attractions planner .

London, UK to Vaasa is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Vaasa due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Vaasa hover around 1°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 25th (Tue), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Getting from Vaasa to Turku by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In December in Turku, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then shop like a local with Old Market Hall, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey builder tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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