6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Tampere
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere tour planner.

Pescara, Italy to Tampere is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Pescara in October: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 8°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 9th (Wed), take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route planning website.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
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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.
On the 10th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. You will leave for home on the 11th (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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."