10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki Region route planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Katajanokka and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Turku (Turku Castle, Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation maker tool.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 28 — Oct 4:

Loviisa

— 3 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Hamina Old Town and Linden Esplanade. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Kotka (Riverside Park, Sapokka Water Garden, &more), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Stromforsin Ruukki.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Loviisa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 7: