12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Reno
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h 15​min
End: Reno

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Kaitalampi, & more), Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, head off the coast to Vallisaari, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning app .

Reno, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Reno to Helsinki, you'll lose 10 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Reno in May, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 60°F by day to 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

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

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Step off the beaten path and head to Porvoo Old Town and Castle Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedral of Porvoo and Porvoo Museum/Holm House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, & more). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, look for gifts at Riimikko, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orthodox Church Porvoo.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Loviisa road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. On the 27th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can 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
Orthodox Church Porvoo ©
Orthodox Church Porvoo

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