10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki Region route planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Berlin

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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 Katajanokka. Explore hidden gems such as Kansallisgalleria and Mannerheim Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Turku (Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku Castle, &more), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Arboretum Mustila and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Riverside Park, &more). 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: