5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Manchester

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Helsinki

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.
On the 19th (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Design Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary tool.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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night
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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Turku online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
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1
night
Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."