5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly to Kuusamo Airport, Drive to Rukatunturi
2
Rukatunturi
— 1 night
Drive
3
Akaslompolo
— 1 night
Drive
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally admire the striking features of Old Customs House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Stuttgart, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stuttgart to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Stuttgart, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 0°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can travel to Rukatunturi.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
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Rukatunturi

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Tue): see exotic creatures in open habitats at Kuusamo Safaris Day Tours, then get a dose of the wild on Era-Susi Huskies - Day Tours, then experience rural life at Palosaari Reindeer and Fishing Farm, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Rukaland.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rukatunturi trip itinerary builder website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Helsinki to Rukatunturi. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Helsinki in February, with highs in Rukatunturi at -6°C and lows at -13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Akaslompolo.

Things to do in Rukatunturi

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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Akaslompolo

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour, then get outside with Seven Fells Up, and then hit the slopes at Yllas Ski Resort.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Akaslompolo trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rukatunturi to Akaslompolo takes 4.5 hours. In February in Akaslompolo, expect temperatures between -5°C during the day and -12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Akaslompolo

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 18th (Thu), Head underground at Syvasenvaara Fell and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Rovaniemi trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Akaslompolo to Rovaniemi takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. February in Rovaniemi sees daily highs of -6°C and lows of -11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
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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."