6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, see the interesting displays at Military Museum of Manes, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki route 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. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 19°C and lows are around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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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 23rd (Thu): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Trails
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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites
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Finland travel guide

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."