11 days in Southern Finland & Vantaa Itinerary

11 days in Southern Finland & Vantaa Itinerary

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11 days in Southern Finland & Vantaa 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Stromforsin ruukki and Loviisan kirkko. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Southern Finland: Eijas Garden (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Sirius Sport Resort (in Pyhtaa) and Loviisa (Svartholm Fortress, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, & more). Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church, stroll through Hiidenvuori, and head outdoors with King's Road.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Southern Finland holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Tampere-Pirkkala Airport and Turku Airport. July in Southern Finland sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 14°C at night. You will leave for Vantaa on the 10th (Wed).

Things to do in Southern Finland

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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


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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Finnish Aviation Museum. On the 11th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, see the interesting displays at Vantaa City Museum, see the interesting displays at Vantaa Art Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Pyhan Laurin kirkko, then engage your brain at Heureka, and finally explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum. On the next day, look for all kinds of wild species at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Vantaa day trip site .

Drive from Southern Finland to Vantaa in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Vantaa are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), Halosenniemi Museum
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Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum