5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive to Newark Liberty International Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly to Newark Liberty International Airport, Drive to Newark

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Helsinki

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 29th (Tue), stop by Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Katajanokka, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), walk around The Esplanadi Park, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route builder tool.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of car and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki. Traveling from Newark in January, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 26°F and lows about 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January in Turku, expect temperatures between 27°F during the day and 17°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Spas · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Rovaniemi road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Turku to Rovaniemi takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Turku in January: high temperatures in Rovaniemi hover around 16°F and lows are around 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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."