5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday planner

Make it your trip
Drive
1
Kotka
— 1 night
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
Drive
5
Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
6
Joensuu

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Kotka

— 1 night
Kotka is a city and municipality of Finland.Kotka is located on the coast of the Gulf of Finland at the mouth of Kymi River and it is part of the Kymenlaakso region in southern Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): examine the collection at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, then examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Sapokka Water Garden.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kotka sightseeing planner.

Joensuu to Kotka is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In July, daily temperatures in Kotka can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kotka

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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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.
On the 19th (Mon), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, admire the striking features of Johannes Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Kotka to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Turku visit planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 21:

Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Pori trip maker.

Traveling by car from Turku to Pori takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Pori, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. You will leave for Tampere on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Nature
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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll through Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Tampere trip maker.

Traveling by car from Pori to Tampere takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Tampere sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Joensuu.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums
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Joensuu

Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Joensuu trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Tampere to Joensuu in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Joensuu

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 22 — 23:

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."