11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region & Lakeland Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Hameenlinna
— 4 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to San Diego International Airport

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Helsinki Cathedral. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). 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 take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary 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. Traveling from San Diego in July, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 71°F and lows about 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Hameenlinna

— 4 nights
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 Palander House and Birthplace of Jean Sibelius. 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 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°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 · Beaches

Side Trips

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