5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland visit planner

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Kajaani
— 1 day
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Vaasa
— 1 night
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Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
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Tampere
— 1 night
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Kajaani

— 1 day
Kajaani is a town and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kajaani art museum and then step into the grandiose world of Kajaani Castle ruins.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kajaani itinerary planning website.

Kuopio to Kajaani is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Kuopio in December, Kajaani is slightly colder at night with lows of -11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Kajaani

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta and then pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kajaani to Vaasa in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Traveling from Kajaani in December, things will get a bit warmer in Vaasa: highs are around 1°C and lows about -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 7:

Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Vaasa to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Vaasa in December, expect Jyvaskyla to be little chillier, temps between -2°C and -8°C. On the 8th (Wed), you're off to Tampere.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tampere City Library, Metso, then examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and then take in the pleasant sights at Finlayson Area. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki and then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Tampere holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Tampere takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December in Tampere, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 9:

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."