11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Fly
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive
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Vantaa
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to London Heathrow Airport

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Helsinki

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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. Pack the 6th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To see where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki visit planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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Vantaa

Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 12th (Mon), get all the information you need at Haltia, then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum. On the next day, engage your brain at Heureka, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Vantaa route maker website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Vantaa in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Vantaa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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