5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Kuopio
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 day

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 21st (Sat): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tampere day trip planner.

Berlin, Germany to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Tampere. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary builder.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Trails
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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Kuopio Market City Hall and then take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kuopio sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Turku to Kuopio in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Kuopio can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kuopio

Parks · Wildlife
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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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Kuopio to Helsinki by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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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."