5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive
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Lappeenranta
— 1 night
Train
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
4
Turku
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

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 15th (Wed), find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner.

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Lappeenranta.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Lappeenranta

Town of Lindens

On the shores of the country's largest lake system, Lappeenrata serves as the economic and cultural center of southeast Finland.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress, step into the grandiose world of Sandcastle Lappeenranta, pause for some serene contemplation at Lappeenrannan kirkko, then explore the activities along Saimaa Canal, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nuijamaa Church, and finally admire the sheer force of Imatra Waterfall.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Lappeenranta sightseeing planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Lappeenranta in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lappeenranta can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Lappeenranta

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Tampere

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 18th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Tampere tour itinerary maker website.

Traveling by train from Lappeenranta to Tampere takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 19th (Sun), browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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."