5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland route planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
Drive
2
Hanko
Drive
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pori
Drive
5
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive
6
Oulu
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Kouvola
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Zurich

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Helsinki

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.
For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Zurich in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. You'll set off for Hanko on the 11th (Wed).

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Hanko

Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. To find out how to plan a trip to Hanko, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In August in Hanko, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), you're off to Rauma.

Things to do in Hanko

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 12:

Rauma

— 1 night
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Make your Rauma itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Hanko to Rauma in 3.5 hours. In August in Rauma, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. You'll set off for Pori on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Rauma

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
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Pori

Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko).

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Pori trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Rauma to Pori takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Pori sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 12th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Pori

Historic Sites
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Jyvaskyla

— 1 night
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. For other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Pori to Jyvaskyla in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You'll set off for Oulu on the 13th (Fri).

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Nature
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Oulu

— 2 nights
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. On the 13th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oulu Cathedral.

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oulu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Oulu takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Kouvola.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Kouvola

Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. On the 15th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kouvola Tube Radio Museum.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kouvola day trip planning tool.

Fly from Oulu to Kouvola in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In August in Kouvola, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

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."