5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House and then wander the streets of Ullanlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

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 25th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and then have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, then enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, and then have some family-friendly fun at Portaali VR.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere itinerary planning tool .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Tampere at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Spas & Wellness
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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