5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly
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Vaasa
— 1 night
Drive
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Oulu
— 1 night
Train
4
Rovaniemi
— 1 night
Fly

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Helsinki

— 1 night

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 16th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Nuuksio National Park.

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Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can fly to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Vaasa

— 1 night
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Mustasaaren kirkko, sample the tasty concoctions at Bock’s Corner Brewery, and then take in the views from Raippaluodon Silta.

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Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Vaasa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Oulu.

Things to do in Vaasa

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

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Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): make a trip to Kauppahalli, appreciate the history behind Toripolliisi, and then stroll through Nallikari Beach.

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Traveling by car from Vaasa to Oulu takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Oulu sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Rovaniemi.

Things to do in Oulu

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors
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Rovaniemi

— 1 night

Official Hometown of Santa Claus

An urban center set amongst the great Arctic wilderness, Rovaniemi serves as the capital of Lapland province.
On the 20th (Fri), see Santa Claus Office, don't miss a visit to Santa Claus Village, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Syvasenvaara Fell.

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You can take a train from Oulu to Rovaniemi in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Rovaniemi

Fun & Games · Parks · Nature
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Finland travel guide

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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."