28 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

28 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland attractions planner

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Helsinki
— 10 nights
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Hamina
— 4 nights
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Fiskars
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kimito Island
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pori
— 4 nights
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Oulu
— 1 night
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Helsinki

— 10 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.
Visit Mannerheim Museum and The Aalto House for their historical value. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland & Lahti Ski Museum), Messila Ski Centre (in Hollola) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kallahdenniemi Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Manchester in February, with highs in Helsinki at 0°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 1 — 11:

Hamina

— 4 nights
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Pyhan Ristin kirkko are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get outdoors at Mielakka Ski Center and Arboretum Mustila. Venture out of the city with trips to Kouvola (Main Church, Tykkimaen Sauna, &more) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa).

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hamina trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Hamina takes 2 hours. In February, Hamina is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of -2°C and lows of -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fiskars.

Things to do in Hamina

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 11 — 15:

Fiskars

— 2 nights
On the 16th (Wed), stroll through Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen and then get a new perspective on things with Guide-Matti. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Teijo National Park.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Fiskars trip planner.

You can drive from Hamina to Fiskars in 3 hours. In February, daytime highs in Fiskars are 0°C, while nighttime lows are -6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Fiskars

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 15 — 17:
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Kimito Island

— 2 nights
On the 18th (Fri), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Archipelago National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Soderlangvik gard and then stroll through Oro.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Kimito Island vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Fiskars to Kimito Island by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. February in Kimito Island sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Museums
Find places to stay Feb 17 — 19:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Kuusisto Bishop's Castle. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Torronsuo National Park (in Tammela). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku road trip planning site.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 19 — 23:

Pori

— 4 nights
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yyteri Beach and Herrainpaivat Beach. Explore hidden gems such as Old Rauma and Kuuskajaskari. Change things up with these side-trips from Pori: Tampere (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Tampereen Tuomiokirkko).

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Pori journey maker.

You can drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In February in Pori, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Oulu.

Things to do in Pori

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 23 — 27:

Oulu

— 1 night
Oulu is a city and municipality of inhabitants in the region of Northern Ostrobothnia, Finland. Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then kick back and relax at Nallikari Beach.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Oulu trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Pori to Oulu takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Pori in February; daily highs in Oulu reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Oulu

Outdoors · Parks · Spas · Beaches
Find places to stay Feb 27 — 28: