5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
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 4th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere driving holiday planner.

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Tampere is 2 hours. Traveling from London in August, Tampere is little chillier at night with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to 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 your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
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 7th (Wed): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
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