5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

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

3
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from London in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Traveling by train from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Helsinki in December: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 0°C and lows are around -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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