11 days in Finland Itinerary

11 days in Finland Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  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, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 33°F, and evening lows to 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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, thenvisit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Porvoo tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In February in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku trip website.

You can drive from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or fly. February in Turku sees daily highs of 32°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Nasinneula Tower. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, and finally stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Tampere trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Tampere sees daily highs of 30°F and lows of 21°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Saariselka.

Things to do in Tampere

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

2
nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Outdoor pursuits--ranging from cross-country skiing and snowmobiling to reindeer safaris and chasing Northern Lights--draw the largest number of tourists to Saariselka.
Take a break from Saariselka with a short trip to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari, about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: fly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel, and take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Saariselka journey maker app.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Tampere to Saariselka takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Tampere in February: high temperatures in Saariselka hover around 22°F and lows are around 9°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Parks Winter Sports

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 ©
Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center

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