17 days in Finland Itinerary

17 days in Finland Itinerary

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17 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Saariselka
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  5​h
5
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Porvoo
— 3 nights
bus:  1​h
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In February in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 33°F during the day and 26°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can take a train 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

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 6th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower and then pause for some serene contemplation at Finlayson Church.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Tampere road trip planning tool .

You can take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Traveling from Helsinki in February, Tampere is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Turku.

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 ©

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): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then explore the world behind art at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then gain insight at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In February in Turku, expect temperatures between 32°F during the day and 23°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
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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nights
Saariselka

Saariselka ©
Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Urho Kekkonen National Park, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Saariselka S:t Paulus Chapel. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Gold Prospector Museum, look for gifts at Hippupuoti Gift Shop, and then hit the slopes at Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Saariselka trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Turku to Saariselka by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Turku in February, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 22°F and lows about 9°F. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Hameenlinna.

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
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church ©
Pielpajarvi Wilderness Church

3
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): walk around Aulanko, take an in-depth tour of Palander House, then see the interesting displays at Museo Militaria, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Vankilamuseo, explore the activities along Kiikunlahde, then examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and finally get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hameenlinna trip itinerary site .

Do a combination of flight and train from Saariselka to Hameenlinna in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Saariselka in February, with highs in Hameenlinna at 30°F and lows at 21°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Porvoo.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lahti, Kiikunlahde, Parola Tank Museum
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Museo Militaria ©
Museo Militaria
Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Palander House ©
Palander House

3
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kotka (Maretarium, Sapokka Water Garden, & more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Porvoo using our trip planner.

You can drive from Hameenlinna to Porvoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°F in February, and nighttime lows around 23°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

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