5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Johannesburg in December, things will get cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 3°C and lows about -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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."