5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Kokkola-Pietarsaari Airport, Drive to Kalajoki
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Kalajoki
Drive
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Iisalmi
— 1 night
Drive
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Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly

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Kalajoki

Kalajoki is a coastal town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Oulu and is part of the Northern Ostrobothnia region. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): head outdoors with Maakalla.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kalajoki sightseeing planner.

Helsinki to Kalajoki is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. July in Kalajoki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Iisalmi.

Things to do in Kalajoki

Outdoors
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Iisalmi

— 1 night
Iisalmi is a town and municipality in the Region of Northern Savonia in Finland.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. On the 15th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Iisalmi market hall and then brush up on your military savvy at Rukajarvi-keskus.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Iisalmi online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kalajoki to Iisalmi takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Iisalmi are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Iisalmi

Museums
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Lieksa

— 2 nights
Lieksa is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Eastern Finland and is part of the North Karelia region. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Tue): delve into the lush surroundings at Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen, then explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally stop by Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa online trip builder.

You can drive from Iisalmi to Lieksa in 3 hours. July in Lieksa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Kuopio

— 1 night
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, then see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally browse the different shops at Matkus Shopping Center.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio route app.

Traveling by car from Lieksa to Kuopio takes 3 hours. July in Kuopio sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums · Shopping
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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."

Koli National Park travel guide

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Hiking Trails · Bodies of Water · Landmarks
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage. Koli lies on the western shore of Lake Pielinen. Its slopes are home to the country's longest valley dotted with waterfalls and caves. Long regarded as a sacrificial site and sacred abode of powerful spirits, the area was uninhabited until the mid-18th century. Slash-and-burn agricultural heritage and traditional Finnish breeds of cow and sheep are still highly valued in Koli. The area's hills, lakes, and narrow islands invite nature enthusiasts to enjoy outdoor activities year round.