11 days in Southern Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Southern Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Southern Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Southern Finland
Southern Finland
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
End: Southern Finland

Southern Finland

Southern Finland ©
Home to some of Finland's most vibrant cities, Southern Finland brims with cultural and architectural tourist attractions, plus a quirky and lively nightlife scene.
Stromforsin ruukki and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at St Michael Church and Loviisan kirkko. Change things up with these side-trips from Southern Finland: Loviisa (Laivasilta, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, & more), Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Eijas Garden) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Spend the 7th (Sun) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with King's Road, get your game on at Sirius Sport Resort, explore the striking landscape at Hiidenvuori, and look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Southern Finland trip itinerary app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Turku Airport. In July in Southern Finland, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 10th (Wed), you'll travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Southern Finland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Loviisa, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa, Hiidenkirnut, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki


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.
On the 11th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then walk around The Esplanadi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki online road trip planner .

Drive from Southern Finland to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church