5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Helsinki
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Kuopio
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Rovaniemi
— 1 night
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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and then admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Chicago to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Chicago - with highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 8:

Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): ponder the world of politics at Kuopio Market City Hall, then contemplate the waterfront views at Valkeisenlampi, then take a leisurely stroll along Kuopio Harbor, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Puijo Tower.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kuopio trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kuopio in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Kuopio

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 9:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell and then don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Rovaniemi driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Kuopio to Rovaniemi takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in July, and nighttime lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
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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."