5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Jerusalem
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly + bus:  8​h 15​min
End: Jerusalem

1
day
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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Turku travel planning site .

Jerusalem, Israel to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. In September, Turku is much colder than Jerusalem - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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 26th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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 27th (Thu), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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