11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
train:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
train:  30​min
End: Helsinki

7
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Hakaniemi Market. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Santalahti Nature Trail, & more), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Castle Hill, & more) and Kouvola (Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area & Ankkapurha Culture Park). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 47°F, while nighttime lows are 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Ankkapurha Culture Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

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Espoo is very close to Helsinki. April in Espoo sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 31°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Bellevue Beach, Birthplace of Jean Sibelius
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius ©
Birthplace of Jean Sibelius

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