6 days in Finland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

6 days in Finland & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Tampere
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki sightseeing planning app.

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sun): trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku online itinerary builder.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): look for gifts at Hameenkatu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 24th (Tue), you're off to home.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."