5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Fly
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church. Here are some ideas for day two: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku online vacation planner.

Gdansk, Poland to Turku is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Gdansk to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Turku when traveling from Gdansk in May, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Trails

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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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then meet the residents at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Zoos & Aquariums

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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."