5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip maker

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Make it your trip
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Joensuu
— 1 day
Drive
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 day
Drive
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Joensuu

— 1 day
Joensuu is a city and municipality in North Karelia in the province of Eastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Nikolaoksen kirkko, see the interesting displays at Pohjois-Karjalan museo Hilma, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Joensuun Tori (Joensuu Market), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Joensuu Church.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Joensuu tour planning website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Joensuu. In July, daytime highs in Joensuu are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Tampere.

Things to do in Joensuu

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip builder website.

Getting from Joensuu to Tampere by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 20:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. For maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Pori vacation planning site.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You will leave for Turku on the 21st (Wed).

Things to do in Pori

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

Turku

— 1 day
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 21st (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip site.

Drive from Pori to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 22:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. On the next day, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, and finally get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure
Find places to stay Jul 21 — 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."