13 days in Uusimaa Itinerary

13 days in Uusimaa Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Uusimaa travel route planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Vantaa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive
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Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Visiting Kivinokka and Vermon Ravirata will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Katajanokka. Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get outside with Uutelan luontopolku, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday website.

If you are flying in from United Arab Emirates, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala 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 go by car to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Theme Parks
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Vantaa

— 2 nights
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), browse the different shops at Jumbo Shopping Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, then get answers to all your questions at Fazer Experience Visitor Centre, and finally engage your brain at Heureka.

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vantaa trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Helsinki to Vantaa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Vantaa, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Porvoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping · Childrens Museums · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 16 — 18:

Porvoo

— 2 nights
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka and then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll through Hiidenvuori, appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, go for a walk through The Devil's Stairs, then stop by Pieni Suklaatehdas, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porvoo trip planning website.

Drive from Vantaa to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Porvoo

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Espoo

— 3 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 21st (Wed), head outdoors with King's Road, then get answers to all your questions at Haltia, 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, engage your brain 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.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Espoo road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Espoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Espoo sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 23rd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Outdoors · Parks · Scenic Drive · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 23:

Uusimaa travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Uusimaa or Nyland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions Southwest Finland, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia and Kymenlaakso. Helsinki, Finland’s capital and largest city, along with Finland's second largest city Espoo and its fourth largest city Vantaa are all located centrally in Uusimaa, making it by far the most populous region.HistoryIn ancient times coastal Uusimaa had been populated by Sami people. The place name of Nuuksio derives from Sami word njukča which means Swan. Later Finns proper and Tavastians inhabitet the area. Some place names have traces of Tavastian village names, like Konala which likely derives from older Tavastian village name Konhola. Also estonians were inhabiting the region in a smaller extent and using it in seasonal fishing.Swedish colonisation of coastal Uusimaa started together with the second crusade to Finland in 13th century. The colonisation was part of converting pagan areas to catholic faith. Eastern Uusimaa had its first christian Swedish colonists earlier than the western Uusimaa which got its colonists in one mass transfer of people to Porvoo area probably in the 14th century. The colonisation was supported by the kingdom of Sweden and the immigrants where provided with grain seeds and cattle. They also got four year tax exemption from the crown. All the Swedish placenames of Uusimaa date back to this period.

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