17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 3 nights
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
5
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
6
Porvoo
— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 6th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Finlayson Church.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Helsinki in February, plan for little chillier nights in Tampere, with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.

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

3
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 8th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. February in Turku sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, thenfly down the slopes at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

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You can fly from Turku to Saariselka in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Turku in February; daily highs in Saariselka reach °F and lows reach °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hameenlinna.

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
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): walk around Aulanko, thenexamine the collection at Palander House, thenexamine the collection at Museo Militaria, and finally step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Vankilamuseo, thenexplore the activities along Kiikunlahde, thenexamine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Hameenlinna road trip planning site.

You can fly from Saariselka to Hameenlinna in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In February, Hameenlinna is somewhat warmer than Saariselka - with highs of °F and lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Kiikunlahde, The Parola Armour Museum
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Palander House ©
Palander House
Motorcycle Museum of Finland ©
Motorcycle Museum of Finland

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
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: Kotka (Maretarium, Sapokka Water Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, and get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Porvoo trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Hameenlinna to Porvoo takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In February, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. You will leave for home on the 19th (Wed).

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Pieni Suklaatehdas ©
Pieni Suklaatehdas

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