9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 30​min
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  30​min
Espoo
— 4 nights
Fly:  17​h
End: Newark

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Mon): look for gifts at Riimikko and then identify plant and animal life at Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). On your second day here, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Vantaa trip planner .

Newark, USA to Vantaa is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Vantaa is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, expect Vantaa to be slightly colder, temps between 68°F and 53°F. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Espoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

#Parks, #Wildlife, #Nature

Side Trips

Riimikko, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) ©
Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

4
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Get some cultural insight at Visavuori and Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja. You'll explore and learn at Talomuseo Glims and Fiskars museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Espoo: Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach). There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Sello, head outdoors with Arctic Expedition, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Espoo online holiday maker .

Espoo is just a short distance from Vantaa. In August, daytime highs in Espoo are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. On the 2nd (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

#Outdoors, #Museums, #Parks

Side Trips

Hanko, Fiskars museum, Visavuori, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Snappertunan kirkko
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Gallen-Kallela Museum ©
Gallen-Kallela Museum
Fiskars museum ©
Fiskars museum
Sello ©
Sello

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