5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

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 (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Katajanokka, thenstep into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thentake in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, and finally take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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 30th (Thu): enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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 31st (Fri): kick back and relax at Riihiniemen Uimaranta and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Tampere travel planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach

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