11 days in Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Saariselka Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
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Saariselka
— 5 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Cathedral and Katajanokka. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield & Turku Castle). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), get your bearings at Oodi Central Library, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site.

Dayton, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dayton to Helsinki. While traveling from Dayton, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 33°F to lows of 26°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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Saariselka

— 5 nights
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 the city and head to Lapland Safaris Saariselka and Pyha-Nattanen Fell. Step off the beaten path and head to Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort and Juutua Nature Trail. Step out of Saariselka with an excursion to Siida - Sami Museum and Nature Center in Inari--about 58 minutes away. Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. The adventure continues: trek along Ruijanpolku Trail and stop by Shamaan Design - Lappi Shop.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Saariselka itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In February, Saariselka is little chillier than Helsinki - with highs of 22°F and lows of 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Winter Sports

Side Trips

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