27 days in Riihimaki & Helsinki Itinerary

27 days in Riihimaki & Helsinki Itinerary

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27 days in Riihimaki & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  27​h
1
Riihimaki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 17 nights
Fly:  22​h 45​min
End: Sydney

7
nights
Riihimaki

Riihimaki ©
Riihimäki is a town and municipality in the south of Finland, about north of Helsinki and 109km southeast of Tampere. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Riihimaki Art Museum. Get outdoors at Hiidenlinna & Sisumetsan Seikkailupuisto and Torronsuo National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Riihimaki: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Haemeenlinna (Linna Golf & Country Club, Museo Militaria, & more) and Veturimuseo (in Akaa). There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Jokioinen Museum Railway, examine the collection at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), explore the world behind art at Ahola, and learn about all things military at Parola Tank Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Riihimaki road trip site .

Sydney, Australia to Riihimaki is an approximately 27-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Sydney to Riihimaki due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Sydney in May; daily highs in Riihimaki reach 19°C and lows reach 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Riihimaki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Hyvinkaa, Forssa, Tammela, Parola
Find places to stay May 23 — 30:
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Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo ©
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo

17
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Mannerheim Museum and Rock Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: 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. Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner.

You can drive from Riihimaki to Helsinki in an hour. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Tuusula, Kirkkonummi, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Espoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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