7 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Saariselka Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Saariselka Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Rauma & Saariselka Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Rauma
— 2 nights
+3
bus + train + Fly + bus:  9​h 30​min
3
Saariselka
— 2 nights
bus + 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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and head outdoors with King's Road.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 26°F during the day and 17°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trip

King's Road
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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nights
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history 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, then visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, and finally learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rauma trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Rauma takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 27°F, and evening lows to 17°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to 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

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Saariselka

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

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Saariselka road trip planning app .

Do a combination of bus, train, and flight from Rauma to Saariselka in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rauma in January, things will get little chillier in Saariselka: highs are around 15°F and lows about 1°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Saariselka

Outdoors Winter Sports Parks

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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