11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Porvoo
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
4
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Manchester

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Bellevue Beach. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday planner .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Bellevue Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, then see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. On the 28th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip itinerary builder website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Loviisa are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Porvoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

Start your trip to Porvoo by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Porvoo is just a stone's throw from Loviisa. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Helsinki takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 1st (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Johannes Church ©
Johannes Church

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