5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Helsinki

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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 shopping fun, head to Kamppi Shopping Centre or Galerie Forsblom. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by TeeMaa Tea House, and get a taste of the local shopping with Old Market Hall.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary builder site.

Doha, Qatar to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Doha to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is cooler than Doha - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
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."