5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Pori
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly:  4​h
End: Helsinki


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.
On the 20th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): examine the collection at Villa Mairea, then don't miss a visit to Juselius Mausoleum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Herrainpaivat Beach.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pori driving holiday planning tool .

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Pori are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Villa Mairea
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Villa Mairea ©
Villa Mairea
Juselius Mausoleum ©
Juselius Mausoleum

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Rovaniemi

Rovaniemi ©
An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): find something for the whole family at Santa Claus Village, see Santa Claus Office, see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then make a trip to Lordi's Square, and finally take an in-depth tour of Arktikum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rovaniemi online driving holiday planner .

You can fly from Pori to Rovaniemi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. While traveling from Pori, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Theme Parks Museums Outdoors
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Santa Claus Village ©
Santa Claus Village
Safaris
Arktikum ©
Arktikum

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