5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  1 h
1
Porvoo
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Anttola
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Savonlinna
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
End: Helsinki

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Porvoo

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 23rd (Tue): visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Porvoo attractions website.

Helsinki to Porvoo is an approximately 1- hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Kouvola.

Things to do in Porvoo

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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Kouvola City Museum, explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park, and then take in the history at Utti Fort.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kouvola, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Porvoo to Kouvola takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Anttola.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks Nature Museums
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park

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Anttola

Anttola ©
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): learn about winemaking at Ollinmaen Viinitila Oy, head outdoors with Anjan Puisto, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Anttola Church, and finally contemplate the long history of The Astuvansalmi rock paintings.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Anttola day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Kouvola to Anttola in 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Anttola can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Anttola

Outdoors Historic Sites Wineries

Side Trips

Anjan Puisto, The Astuvansalmi rock paintings
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Anjan Puisto ©
Anjan Puisto
Anttola Church ©
Anttola Church

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Savonlinna

Savonlinna ©
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Savonlinna Provincial Museum, explore the historical opulence of Olavinlinna Castle, make a trip to Pikkukirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Savonlinna Cathedral, then look for gifts at Taito Shop Savonlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Savonlinna trip planner.

Traveling by car from Anttola to Savonlinna takes 2 hours. In July in Savonlinna, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

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Kerimaki Church
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Olavinlinna Castle ©
Olavinlinna Castle
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Savonlinna Provincial Museum ©
Savonlinna Provincial Museum

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen Luontopolku, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, take an in-depth tour of Toivolan Vanha Piha, then see the interesting displays at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip itinerary site.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Fun & Games Parks
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The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum
Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha

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