9 days in Helsinki Region & Hamina Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Hamina Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki Region & Hamina Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Hamina
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Berlin

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Pack the 18th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hamina.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

4
nights
Hamina

Hamina ©
Hamina is a town and a municipality of Finland. Joutsenon kirkko and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Repovesi National Park (in Kouvola), Saimaa Canal (in Lappeenranta) and Imatra Waterfall (in Imatra). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Sapokka Water Garden, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, admire the landmark architecture of Hamina Fortress, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Church.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hamina journey planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hamina in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hamina can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hamina

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Lappeenranta, Stromforsin ruukki, Repovesi National Park, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Joutsenon kirkko ©
Joutsenon kirkko
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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