11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki route builder app.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 19th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Raseborg Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, and then trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Espoo travel planner.

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. July in Espoo sees daily highs of 72°F and lows of 54°F at night. On the 21st (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hanko, Kuhakoski Waterfall, Raseborg Castle
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kaitalampi ©
Kaitalampi
Hanko Water Tower
Hanko Water Tower

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