8 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  7​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Bristol

3
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Korkeasaari Zoo. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hietaranta Beach. Pack the 27th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, and admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online journey planner .

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Outdoors, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

4
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Tulliniemi Nature Path and Nuuksio National Park. Step out of Espoo to go to Pernio and see Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Stora Herro Island.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Espoo travel planning site .

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. In June, daytime highs in Espoo are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Stora Herro Island ©
Stora Herro Island

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