5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Drive
2
Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kajaani
— 1 night
Drive
4
Mikkeli
— 1 night
Drive
5
Helsinki
— 1 night

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Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 1st (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Arktikum, don't miss a visit to Lordi's Square, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

Helsinki to Rovaniemi is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. When traveling from Helsinki in August, plan for little chillier days in Rovaniemi, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Museums · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. On the 2nd (Mon), experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, look for all kinds of wild species at Ruka Safaris Ltd - Day Tours, then get outside with Karhunkierros, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo travel route planning website.

Traveling by car from Rovaniemi to Kuusamo takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Kajaani.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Wildlife · Spas · Tours
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 2:

Kajaani

— 1 night
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kajaani Church, take some stellar pictures from Vuokatinvaara, then pause for some photo ops at Statue of Per Brahe, then get a new perspective on things with Luonnollisesti Oulujarvi, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Paltaniemi Church.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Kajaani route planner.

Drive from Kuusamo to Kajaani in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Kajaani are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 3:

Mikkeli

— 1 night
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): learn about all things military at Communications Centre Lokki, enjoy breathtaking views from Naisvuori Observation Tower, make a trip to Pursialan hiidenkirnu, then examine the collection at Infantry Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Rural Parish Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mikkeli Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Mikkeli tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kajaani to Mikkeli takes 4.5 hours. August in Mikkeli sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Museums · Historic Sites
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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 5th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Drive from Mikkeli to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 5:

Finland travel guide

4.2
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."