10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Hamburg
Fly + Drive:  6​h 30​min
1
Loviisa
— 4 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
3
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Hamburg

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church will appeal to history buffs. Visiting Santalahti Nature Trail and Arboretum Mustila will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Riverside Park, & more), Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala) and Hamina (Hamina Fortress, Hamina Town Hall, & more). There's more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa travel route planning site .

Hamburg, Germany to Loviisa is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally experience rural life at Bosgard.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo online trip itinerary planner .

Porvoo is just a stone's throw from Loviisa. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Hiidenkirnut
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum). Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and make a trip to The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website .

You can drive from Porvoo to Helsinki in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum)
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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