12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights

7
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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukio Church. 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: Espoo (Kaitalampi & Arctic Expedition) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, 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 (°F), and nights are about the same (°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore hidden gems such as Cathedral of Porvoo and Porvoo Museum/Holm House. Loviisan kirkko and Orthodox Church Porvoo are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Castle Hill, &more). And it doesn't end there: get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and stop by Riimikko.

Before you visit Loviisa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

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Side Trip

Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

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