5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h
End: Manchester

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

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Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Manchester in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. November in Turku sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 12th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vanha Kirkko.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere online day trip planner .

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 3°C in November, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

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