6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
1
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London


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 28th (Sun): step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere. Traveling from London in October, things will get slightly colder in Tampere: highs are around 8°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Viikinsaari Island ©
Viikinsaari Island
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

1
night
Mustasaari

Mustasaari ©
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): get great views at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Mustasaari tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Tampere to Mustasaari takes 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Turku.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Wildlife Nature Parks

Side Trip

Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 30th (Tue), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mustasaari to Turku takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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 31st (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Helsinki sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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