11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Room Escape Games. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more), Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Porvoo (Castle Hill & Runeberg Park). Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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 Church of St. Lawrence and then stroll through Bellevue Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Espoo online trip maker.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In April in Espoo, expect temperatures between 47°F during the day and 31°F at night. On the 19th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Birthplace of Jean Sibelius, Church of St. Lawrence, Bellevue Beach
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence

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