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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Sarkanniemi Theme Park (in Tampere) and Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catcht the bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Porvoo Old Town, Sapokka Water Garden
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, and then admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Kaitalampi and then make a splash at Serena Water Park.

Before you visit Espoo, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in June, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Sun) to allow time for the bus ride back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trip

Raseborg Castle
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Kaitalampi ©
Kaitalampi
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

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