10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Berlin

6
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'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Katajanokka and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Turku (Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku Castle, & more). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, examine the collection at Design Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki planner .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Paavolan Tammi
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Hamina Old Town. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Arboretum Mustila and Sapokka Water Garden. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Riverside Park, & more). It doesn't end there: take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Loviisa vacation planning app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 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

Side Trips

Kotka, Stromforsin Ruukki, Porvoo Old Town, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Hamina Old Town
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Stromforsin Ruukki ©
Stromforsin Ruukki

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