7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
train + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Bristol

4
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.
Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 14th (Wed): admire the striking features of Kuusisto Manor, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Turku driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Tampere tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Childrens Museums Museums
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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