27 days in Riihimaki & Helsinki Itinerary

27 days in Riihimaki & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Fly to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Drive to Riihimaki
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Riihimaki
— 7 nights
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Helsinki
— 17 nights
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Riihimaki

— 7 nights
Riihimäki is a town and municipality in the south of Finland, about north of Helsinki and 109km southeast of Tampere. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Jokioinen Museum Railway and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum). Let the collections at Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum capture your imagination. Explore Riihimaki's surroundings by going to Veturimuseo (in Akaa), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hameenlinna (Linna Golf & Country Club, Vankilamuseo, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hunting Museum of Finland, learn more about the world around you at Forssa Museum of Natural History, take an in-depth tour of Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Torronsuo National Park.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Riihimaki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Riihimaki is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Riihimaki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in May, things will get a bit cooler in Riihimaki: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Riihimaki

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 17 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kallio Church. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Stromforsin Ruukki) and Tuusula (Ilmatorjuntamuseo, Halosenniemi Museum, &more). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Pack the 10th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online journey builder.

Traveling by car from Riihimaki to Helsinki takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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