6 days in Finland Itinerary

6 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
Ferry
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Train
3
Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hietaranta Beach. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Aalto House. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Helsinki tour planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 19:

Tampere

— 2 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, and then stop by Hameenkatu. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church and then explore the historical opulence of Stone Castle of Pirunvuori.

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

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Tampere, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
On the 22nd (Thu), hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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."