5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland journey planner

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

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

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Newark to Helsinki. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Newark in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 69°F and lows are around 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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."