5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Kayseri
Fly:  10​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
3
Inari
— 1 day
Fly + train:  5​h
4
Kouvola
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Kayseri

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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 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 get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website .

Kayseri, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Kayseri to Helsinki. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kayseri in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

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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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Inari.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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Inari

Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 23rd (Fri), go for a walk through Otsamo Fell, then examine the collection at Siida, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Inari trip planner .

Fly from Turku to Inari in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In August, Inari is a bit cooler than Turku - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kouvola.

Things to do in Inari

Tours Outdoors Museums
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©
Otsamo Fell ©
Otsamo Fell

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Kouvola

Kouvola ©
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. To see maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola online itinerary builder .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Inari to Kouvola takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Inari in August: high temperatures in Kouvola hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Nature Outdoors Trails
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Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©

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