13 days in Finland Itinerary

13 days in Finland Itinerary

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13 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
train:  15​min
2
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h
4
Espoo
— 3 nights
bus:  30​min
End: Helsinki

5
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Room Escape Games. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, stroll through Baana, delve into the lush surroundings at Kivinokka, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip tool .

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Trails
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

2
nights
Vantaa

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.
On the 17th (Sat), buy something for everyone on your list at Jumbo Shopping Center, then enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Center, then get some fabulous bargains at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, and finally engage your brain at Heureka.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vantaa trip planner .

Vantaa is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. August in Vantaa sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping Parks Spas

Side Trips

Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue, Tuusula Church
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Fazer Experience Visitor Centre ©
Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
Heureka ©
Heureka
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka and then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. On your second day here, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, then look for gifts at Pieni Suklaatehdas, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo trip maker site .

Traveling by car from Vantaa to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Porvoo are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife Parks Trails

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenvuori, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area
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Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): cruise along King's Road, take a stroll around Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Stora Herro Island, get curious at The Finnish Museum of Horology, then explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and finally identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Espoo journey maker app .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Espoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Espoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a bus back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors Parks Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Kirkkonummi, King's Road
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King's Road ©
King's Road
Laajalahti Nature Reserve ©
Laajalahti Nature Reserve
Stora Herro Island ©
Stora Herro Island

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