5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Fly + Drive:  4​h 45​min
1
Kalajoki
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
2
Iisalmi
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Lieksa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Kuopio
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

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Kalajoki

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.

For where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kalajoki trip maker tool .

Helsinki to Kalajoki is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to travel to Iisalmi.

Things to do in Kalajoki

Outdoors
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Maakalla ©
Maakalla

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Iisalmi

Iisalmi ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Mon): admire the striking features of Iisalmi market hall and then get engrossed in the history at Rukajarvi-keskus.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Iisalmi driving holiday 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. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lieksa.

Things to do in Iisalmi

Museums
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Rukajarvi-keskus ©
Rukajarvi-keskus

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Lieksa

Lieksa ©
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): explore the striking landscape of Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Pielisen Museum, identify plant and animal life at Era Eero, then stroll through Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, and finally look for gifts at Koli Shop Retkitupa.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lieksa trip itinerary planning website .

You can drive from Iisalmi to Lieksa in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Lieksa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kuopio.

Things to do in Lieksa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Koli Shop Retkitupa, Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail
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Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto ©
Patvinsuon Kansallispuisto
Pielisen Museum ©
Pielisen Museum
 Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen ©
Eräeero T:mi Eero Kortelainen

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Kuopio

Kuopio ©
Kuopio is a city and a municipality located in the region of Northern Savonia, Finland. On the 18th (Thu), examine the collection at Kuopion Korttelimuseo, see the interesting displays at Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo, then see the interesting displays at RIISA - Orthodox Church Museum of Finland, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Matkus Shopping Center.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kuopio road trip planning website .

Getting from Lieksa to Kuopio by car takes about 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kuopio

Museums Shopping
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Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo ©
Kulttuurihistoriallinen Museo
Kuopion Korttelimuseo ©
Kuopion Korttelimuseo