5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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1
day
Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Wed), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, enjoy some music at Sibeliusmuseum, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planning app.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Turku is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in January, things will get much colder in Turku: highs are around -3°C and lows about -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors
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3
nights
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.
On the 24th (Thu), admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation site.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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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."