11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Porvoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Saariselka & Porvoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Saariselka
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Dayton, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Dayton to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dayton in February, plan for little chillier days in Helsinki, with highs around 33°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Saariselka.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Saariselka

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Saariselka: Inari (Nature & Wildlife Tours & Juutua Nature Trail). Spend the 17th (Thu) exploring nature at Urho Kekkonen National Park. There's still lots to do: hike along Ruijanpolku Trail and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Saariselka online driving holiday planner.

Fly from Helsinki to Saariselka in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki in February, expect Saariselka to be slightly colder, temps between 22°F and 9°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Porvoo.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors · Trails · Parks · Nature

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Porvoo

— 3 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Porvoo: Villa Mandala (in Loviisa), Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth (in Kotka) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). The adventure continues: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town and look for gifts at Riimikko.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Porvoo itinerary planner.

Fly from Saariselka to Porvoo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Saariselka in February, things will get somewhat warmer in Porvoo: highs are around 32°F and lows about 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Nature · Spas · Parks · Shopping

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