5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Lappeenranta
— 1 night
3
Tampere
— 1 night
4
Turku
— 1 night

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Helsinki

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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Lappeenranta

Lappeenranta ©
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, thenexplore the activities along Saimaa Canal, thentake 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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

Side Trips

Imatra Waterfall, Taipalsaaren kirkko
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Saimaa Canal ©
Saimaa Canal
Imatra Waterfall ©
Imatra Waterfall
Taipalsaaren kirkko ©
Taipalsaaren kirkko

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Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thensee the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, thentake 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Pyhan Birgitan kirkko ©
Pyhan Birgitan kirkko

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Turku

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, thensee 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 °C, while at night they dip to °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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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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