6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

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6 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Get some historical perspective at Temppeliaukion Church and Mannerheim Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©

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 13th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Wed): 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 tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere road trip app .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas ©
The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas

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