5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Drive
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Espoo
— 1 day
Fly
2
Savonlinna
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kuusamo
— 1 night
Drive
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Inari
— 1 night
Fly

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Espoo

— 1 day
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Espoo trip app.

Helsinki to Espoo is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Espoo are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Savonlinna.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature
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Savonlinna

— 2 nights
The picturesque town of Savonlinna sits on two islands surrounded by shimmering lakes and lush greenery.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then step into the grandiose world of Olavinlinna Castle.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Savonlinna road trip planner.

Getting from Espoo to Savonlinna by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Savonlinna are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Kuusamo.

Things to do in Savonlinna

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Kuusamo

— 1 night
Kuusamo is a town and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm and then stroll through Wanha Raatesalmi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Ruka and then get outside with Karhunkierros.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kuusamo holiday builder.

Traveling by car from Savonlinna to Kuusamo takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Savonlinna in September: highs in Kuusamo hover around 13°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Inari.

Things to do in Kuusamo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours
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Inari

— 1 night
Inari is Finland's largest, most sparsely populated municipality, with four official languages, more than any other in the country. On the 15th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center, get advice or help at The Sami Cultural Centre Sajos, and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Inari trip planning website.

You can drive from Kuusamo to Inari in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in September, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Inari

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife
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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."