5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland vacation maker

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Mustasaari
— 1 night
Drive
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Rovaniemi
— 1 day
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Aleksis Kiven patsas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder website.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Helsinki. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Pori.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): make a trip to Juselius Mausoleum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, then examine the collection at Villa Mairea, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, use the Pori online vacation builder.

You can fly from Helsinki to Pori in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Pori, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel to Mustasaari.

Things to do in Pori

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Mustasaari

— 1 night
Korsholm is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Mustasaari sightseeing planner.

Getting from Pori to Mustasaari by car takes about 3 hours. In September in Mustasaari, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Mustasaari

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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Highlights from your trip

Rovaniemi

— 1 day

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

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): get engrossed in the history at Arktikum, make a trip to Lordi's Square, take an exotic tour of a safari tour, then see Santa Claus Office, and finally make a trip to Santa Claus Village.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Rovaniemi trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Mustasaari to Rovaniemi in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. While traveling from Mustasaari, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Rovaniemi, ranging from highs of 13°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Museums
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."