5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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 29th (Tue): wander the streets of Ullanlinna, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), appreciate the extensive heritage of 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 see maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour builder website .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Newark to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in January, with highs in Helsinki at 26°F and lows at 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find photos and tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rovaniemi

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Plan a trip to Rovaniemi easily and quickly by telling Inspirock to suggest an itinerary.

You can fly from Turku to Rovaniemi in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, Rovaniemi is slightly colder than Turku - with highs of 16°F and lows of 6°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife Tours Outdoors
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Safaris

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