10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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. Let the collections at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum and Salpa Line Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Maritime Centre Vellamo and Kotka Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Hamina (Hamina Fortress, Hamina Town Hall, &more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Riverside Park, &more). It doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Loviisa tour builder app.

Hamburg, Germany to Loviisa is an approximately 7- hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Hamburg to Loviisa. In July, daytime highs in Loviisa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hamina, Salpa Line Museum, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge 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.
On the 17th (Wed), take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online travel route planner.

Porvoo is very close to Loviisa. July in Porvoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to take a bus 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.
You've now added Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) to your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get some historical perspective at Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Helsinki by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

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

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