10 days in Helsinki & Valkeakoski Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Valkeakoski Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Valkeakoski
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Valkeakoski.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

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Valkeakoski

— 4 nights
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), Pihamaa Estate & Winery (in Asikkala) and Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Visavuori, pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, examine the collection at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), and find something for the whole family at Funpark.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Valkeakoski trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Valkeakoski takes 2 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Helsinki in December, with highs in Valkeakoski at 0°C and lows at -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Valkeakoski

Museums · Theme Parks · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trips

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