5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Helsinki
Drive
2
Porvoo
Drive
3
Parikkala
— 1 night
Drive
4
Punkaharju
Drive to Savonlinna Airport, Fly to Oulu
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Oulu
— 1 night
Drive
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Kokkola
Drive
7
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive
8
Tammisaari
Drive
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary builder app.

Athens, Greece to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:
Highlights from your trip

Porvoo

Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip maker app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Parikkala.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Parikkala

— 1 night
To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Parikkala attractions planner.

Drive from Porvoo to Parikkala in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porvoo in December, things will get a bit cooler in Parikkala: highs are around -1°C and lows about -7°C. You'll set off for Punkaharju on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 25:

Punkaharju

Punkaharju is a former municipality of Finland. On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape at Punkaharju Ridge.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Punkaharju trip planning website.

Punkaharju is just a short distance from Parikkala. December in Punkaharju sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oulu.

Things to do in Punkaharju

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the striking features of Oulu Cathedral.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Oulu day trip planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Punkaharju to Oulu. In December, plan for daily highs up to -2°C, and evening lows to -9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Kokkola.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 26:
Highlights from your trip

Kokkola

Kokkola is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 26th (Sun), see the interesting displays at The Toivonen Animal Park and Peasant Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read Kokkola online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oulu to Kokkola in 3 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Kokkola can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Kokkola

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Hameenlinna

— 1 night
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kokkola to Hameenlinna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In December, plan for daily highs up to 0°C, and evening lows to -6°C. On the 27th (Mon), you'll travel to Tammisaari.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Find places to stay Dec 26 — 27:

Tammisaari

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Tammisaari trip planner.

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Tammisaari in 2.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Hameenlinna in December; daily highs in Tammisaari reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. You will leave for Helsinki on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Tammisaari

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

Helsinki

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki itinerary builder site.

Getting from Tammisaari to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 27 — 28:

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."