5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Linton



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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Hakaniemi Market. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner.

Linton, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Linton to Helsinki. Expect slightly colder evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Linton in May, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure · Shopping
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Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the striking landscape at Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Vaasa trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Vaasa can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

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Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 19th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Vaasa to Tampere takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife · Parks
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Highlights from your trip

Finland travel guide

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."