5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 day
Drive
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Pori
— 1 night
Drive
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Koli National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Joensuu Airport, Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 day

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Sat), kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, then stroll through Riihiniemen Uimaranta, then identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Tampere is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Pori

— 1 night
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko), then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Yyteri Beach.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pori online route planner.

You can drive from Tampere to Pori in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Pori are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Koli National Park.

Things to do in Pori

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Koli National Park

— 1 night
Although many Koli National Park tours revolve around the majestic natural landscape, there are still plenty of things to see and do for those pursuing culture and heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Rasavaara Observation tower, explore the striking landscape of Kolinuuron kierros Nature Trail, then stroll through Ukko-Koli Hill, then hike along Akka-Koli Hill, and finally trek along Paha-Koli Hill.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Koli National Park route builder site.

You can drive from Pori to Koli National Park in 7.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Koli National Park

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

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.
On the 24th (Tue), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

To see maps and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Koli National Park to Helsinki. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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."