5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Levi
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

S M T W T F S
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and then contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary builder.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Helsinki is 2 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in March: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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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 18th (Thu), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Levi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Levi

— 1 night
Finland's largest and most popular ski resort, the fell of Levi provides excellent slopes and lively nightlife in an enchanting setting.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): view the masterpieces at LUVATTUMAA - Levi Ice Gallery, then bet on your favorite at Icekarting Levi, then take an exotic tour of Lapland Safaris Levi, and finally fly down the slopes at Kids' Land.

For traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Levi online journey maker.

Fly from Turku to Levi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in March: high temperatures in Levi hover around 0°C and lows are around -10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Levi

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 19:

Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): stop by Marttiini Store Old Factory, then get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rovaniemi Church.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Rovaniemi road trip tool.

You can drive from Levi to Rovaniemi in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around -1°C in March, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Mar 19 — 20:

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."