6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
3
Helsinki
— 1 day
Fly to Knoxville, Drive to Asheville

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Turku

— 2 nights
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 29th (Sun): gain insight at Turku Cathedral and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku online journey planner.

Asheville, USA to Turku is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Asheville to Turku due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Asheville in April, plan for colder days in Turku, with highs around 46°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 30°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:

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 1st (Tue): take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, see the interesting displays at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 39°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 2 — 3:

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."