8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Ruotsinpyhtaa Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Ruotsinpyhtaa Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki, Espoo & Ruotsinpyhtaa Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Ruotsinpyhtaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
End: Helsinki

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ullanlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). You'll explore and learn at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, stop by Marimekko, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 30th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Helina Rautavaara Museum, explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then have fun and explore at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Iso Omena Shopping Mall.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Espoo trip builder .

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Ruotsinpyhtaa.

Things to do in Espoo

#Museums, #Childrens Museums, #Shopping
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EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral
Helina Rautavaara Museum ©
Helina Rautavaara Museum

2
nights
Ruotsinpyhtaa

Ruotsinpyhtaa ©
Ruotsinpyhtää is a former municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kotka Church, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and finally wander the streets of Hamina Old Town.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Ruotsinpyhtaa online tour itinerary planner .

Drive from Espoo to Ruotsinpyhtaa in 1.5 hours. In April in Ruotsinpyhtaa, expect temperatures between 8°C during the day and -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Ruotsinpyhtaa

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina Old Town, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
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Kotka Church ©
Kotka Church

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