11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Philadelphia

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online trip maker .

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Philadelphia in July, with highs in Helsinki at 71°F and lows at 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Porvoo and Loviisan kirkko are in your itinerary. Castle Hill and Nasin Kartanon Galleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Runeberg Park, & more). Next up on the itinerary: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, look for gifts at Riimikko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Orthodox Church Porvoo, and steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Loviisa driving holiday site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In July in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

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Side Trip

Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Ungern and Rosen Fortresses ©
Ungern and Rosen Fortresses

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