5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

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 when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in October, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens 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."