6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive

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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Aalto House. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

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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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku driving holiday planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), laugh and play at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, then see the interesting displays at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and finally kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."