12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Loviisa
— 3 nights
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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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nuuksio National Park and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Arctic Expedition). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and head outdoors with Uutelan luontopolku.

For reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Reno, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 10 hours. Traveling from Reno in May, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (60°F), and nights are about the same (43°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 17 — 24:

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Loviisa

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of Porvoo and Loviisan kirkko. Porvoo Museum/Holm House and Castle Hill are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, &more). There's lots more to do: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orthodox Church Porvoo, look for gifts at Riimikko, and contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

To see more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Loviisa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 24 — 27: