7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

Make it your trip
Train to London Heathrow, Fly to Helsinki
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Train to Helsinki, Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

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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 15th (Thu): kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Tampere holiday tool.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums
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Finland travel guide

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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."