11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Plan created by another user.Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
2
Hameenlinna
— 4 nights

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

San Diego, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Diego to Helsinki. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from San Diego in July, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 2:
Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Get a sense of the local culture at Birthplace of Jean Sibelius and Palander House. Get out of town with these interesting Hameenlinna side-trips: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola) and Tampere (Riihiniemen Uimaranta, Hatanpaa Arboretum, &more). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Evo Hiking Area and play a few rounds at Linna Golf & Country Club.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Hameenlinna tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Hameenlinna by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Tampere, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Palander House ©
Palander House
Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area

Similar Plans

14 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM POLAND July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 14 days in Lapland, Wild Taiga & Lakeland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 15 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, museums, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular sights Preferences: June, teens, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 14 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 13 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, relaxing, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 13 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular sights Preferences: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Lapland & Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 10 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM DENMARK July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: July, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 9 days in Lakeland BY A USER FROM THE NETHERLANDS May, outdoors, museums, wildlife, popular sights Preferences: May, outdoors, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Helsinki Region, Oulu & Rovaniemi BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 5 days in Helsinki Region BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium
See more plans