10 days in Helsinki & Valkeakoski Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Valkeakoski Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Valkeakoski Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Valkeakoski
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  9​h
End: London

5
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 46 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In December, Helsinki is slightly colder than London - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Valkeakoski.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Valkeakoski

Valkeakoski ©
Valkeakoski is a town and municipality in Finland.Valkeakoski is located south of Tampere and 150km north of Helsinki in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Pirkanmaa region. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Valkeakoski: Kallenaution Kievari (in Juupajoki), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Forssa Museum, get in on the family fun at Funpark, look for gifts at Ideapark, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Valkeakoski holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Valkeakoski in 2 hours. In December, Valkeakoski is a bit cooler than Helsinki - with highs of 0°C and lows of -6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Valkeakoski

Museums Theme Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Lempaala, Kangasala, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Forssa Museum
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Forssa Museum ©
Forssa Museum
Kallenaution Kievari ©
Kallenaution Kievari
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

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