11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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11 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
bus:  1​h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
4
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  5​h 30​min
5
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catcht the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Porvoo trip simple and quick.

Take a bus from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In February, plan for daily highs up to 32°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to travel to Sodankyla.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

2
nights
Turku

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 24th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sodankyla to Turku. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sodankyla in February; daily highs in Turku reach 32°F and lows reach 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Tampere trip planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 30°F in February, and nighttime lows around 21°F. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Tampere

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 1 hour away.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka visit planning tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Tampere in February, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 22°F and 9°F. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

Side Trips

Inari, Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Urho Kekkonen National Park ©
Urho Kekkonen National Park
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center ©

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