5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kouvola
— 2 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 2 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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Helsinki Cathedral and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kouvola.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

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Kouvola

— 2 nights
Kouvola is a town and municipality in southeastern Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Repovesi National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori and then look for all kinds of wild species at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kouvola trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Kouvola by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Kouvola

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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."