7 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Saariselka Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Saariselka Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
Fly:  9 h 30 min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, get your game on at True VR, and cruise along King's Road.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Scenic Drive

Side Trip

King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, see the interesting displays at Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, thenenjoy the sea views from Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 27°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Saariselka.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums
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The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum ©
Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): examine the collection at Gold Prospector Museum.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Saariselka itinerary planner.

You can fly from Rauma to Saariselka in 8 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In January, Saariselka is little chillier than Rauma - with highs of 15°F and lows of 1°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Parks Winter Sports Outdoors

Side Trip

Gold Prospector Museum
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Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort ©
Saariselka Ski & Sport Resort
Gold Prospector Museum ©
Gold Prospector Museum

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