13 days in Helsinki & Hameenlinna Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Hameenlinna Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Vilnius
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Bus:  1 h 15 min
2
Hameenlinna
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Vilnius

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.
When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. Pack the 14th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planner.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Hameenlinna: Padasjoki (Päijänteen kansallispuisto & Kelvenne Trail), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Hiidenvuori (in Iitti). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, get into the urban bustle at Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, see where the action happens at Ritari-areena, and take an in-depth tour of Palander House.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna trip planning tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Hameenlinna by bus takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Padasjoki, Holy Cross Church, Kurjenrahka National Park, Hiidenvuori, The Recreational Fishing Museum of Finland
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto

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