5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Detroit
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Vaasa
— 1 night
train:  2​h 15​min
3
Tampere
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h
End: Detroit

1
night
Helsinki

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 21st (Wed), admire the striking features of Rock Church, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder site .

Detroit, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Detroit to Helsinki is 7 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Detroit in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Vaasa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Vaasa

Vaasa ©
Vaasa is a city on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): head off the coast to Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Vaasa online travel route planner .

Fly from Helsinki to Vaasa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Tampere.

Things to do in Vaasa

Nature Wildlife Parks
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Kvarken Archipelago World Heritage Site ©

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning app .

Take a train from Vaasa to Tampere in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 68°F during the day and 50°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Wildlife Parks
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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