5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Vantaa
Fly
3
Aland Island
— 1 night
Drive to Mariehamn, Fly to Turku
4
Turku
Fly
5
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Cairo

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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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. In October, Helsinki is cooler than Cairo - with highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
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Vantaa

Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Vantaa holiday app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Vantaa in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Vantaa can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. You'll set off for Aland Island on the 22nd (Fri).

Things to do in Vantaa

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Aland Island

— 1 night
There are many things that distinguish the autonomous Aland Islands from the rest of Finland, including the fact that they have their own parliament, issue their own stamps, and speak Swedish as the official language.
For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Aland Island trip planning tool.

You can fly from Vantaa to Aland Island in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and car. October in Aland Island sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. You'll set off for Turku on the 23rd (Sat).

Things to do in Aland Island

Museums · Fun & Games · Parks · Outdoors
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): pedal to the sights with Bike Rental - by Carfield and then explore the galleries of Turku Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Aland Island to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of car, ferry, and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
On the 24th (Sun), enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. In October in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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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."