12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly + Drive:  16 h 45 min
1
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Seattle

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cathedral of Porvoo and Porvoo Old Town. Popular historic sites such as The Runeberg Home and Orthodox Church Porvoo are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Porvoo (Castle Hill, Porvoo Museum/Holm House, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and look for gifts at Riimikko.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Loviisa is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 10 hours. In July, Loviisa is a bit cooler than Seattle - with highs of 70°F and lows of 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Orthodox Church Porvoo ©
Orthodox Church Porvoo

8
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition), Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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