21 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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21 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Tampa
Fly:  15​h 45​min
Tuusula
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Tampa

few
hours
Tuusula

Tuusula ©
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tuusula Church, explore the world behind art at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, then look for all kinds of wild species at Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula).

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tuusula tour itinerary app .

Tampa, USA to Tuusula is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from Tampa to Tuusula, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tampa in March, things will get colder in Tuusula: highs are around 37°F and lows about 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Tuusula

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Tours

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Jarvenpaa
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Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Tuusula Church ©
Tuusula Church
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Lahti (Sibelius Hall, Vesijärvi harbor, & more), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Maretarium, & more) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, make a trip to Svartholm Fortress, and contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip maker tool .

You can drive from Tuusula to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 35°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vantaa.

Things to do in Loviisa

#Museums, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Lahti, Porvoo Old Town
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Sibelius Hall ©
Sibelius Hall
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 12th (Tue), stroll through Kuusijarvi, revel in the low prices at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Laurin kirkko, and finally engage your brain at Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre. Here are some ideas for day two: shop like a local with Flamingo Entertainment Centre, examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum, then examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Naurusaari Indoor Playground.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Vantaa tour builder tool .

Getting from Loviisa to Vantaa by car takes about an hour. In March in Vantaa, expect temperatures between 37°F during the day and 23°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

#Fun & Games, #Shopping, #Museums
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Flamingo Entertainment Centre
Flamingo Entertainment Centre
Kuusijarvi ©
Kuusijarvi
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Katarinan kirkko, don't miss a visit to Fiskars Village, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral, then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaitalampi, then take an in-depth tour of Hvittrask, and finally explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Espoo vacation planner .

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Vantaa. In March, plan for daily highs up to 37°F, and evening lows to 23°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Fiskars Village, Hvittrask, Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
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Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre ©
Pyhan Katarinan kirkko ©
Pyhan Katarinan kirkko
Fiskars Village ©
Fiskars Village

12
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.
Pack the 18th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online route builder .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. March in Helsinki sees daily highs of 37°F and lows of 23°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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