5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport

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Helsinki

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take a stroll through Katajanokka, then wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

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Kayseri, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kayseri to Helsinki. When traveling from Kayseri in August, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Turku

— 1 night
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 (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Inari

— 1 day
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take some stellar pictures from Otsamo Fell, see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Inari planning website.

Fly from Turku to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Turku in August: high temperatures in Inari hover around 19°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Kouvola

— 1 night
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Kouvola trip itinerary app.

Getting from Inari to Kouvola by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 24th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:
Highlights from your trip

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."

Lapland travel guide

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Landmarks · Safaris · Nightlife
The wild expanses of Lapland promise spectacular scenery, adventure, and rich cultural experiences. As the country's northernmost region, it sits well above the Arctic Circle. Despite also being the largest region, in Lapland just 3.4 percent of the Finnish population calls this great stretch of land home, leaving plenty of room for pristine lakes, dense forest, and seven unspoiled national parks. An abundance of well-marked trails await hikers of all levels, while more remote and rugged adventures beckon experienced explorers. Music is of particular importance in these parts, so try to catch a concert or dance performance during your stay.