13 days in Tavastia Proper & Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Tavastia Proper & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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13 days in Tavastia Proper & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly + Drive:  13​h 45​min
1
Asikkala
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Hameenlinna
— 4 nights
bus:  1​h 15​min
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9​h 30​min
End: Muscat

1
night
Asikkala

Asikkala ©
Asikkala is a municipality of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Pioni Ja Piironki, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Hollola, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Paijatsalo Trail, and finally do a tasting at Pihamaa Estate & Winery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take some stellar pictures from Padasjoen Tuomastornit, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kelvenne Trail, and then explore the activities along Vaaksy Canal.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Asikkala holiday planner .

Muscat, Oman to Asikkala is an approximately 14-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Muscat in July: high temperatures in Asikkala hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Haemeenlinna.

Things to do in Asikkala

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Hollola, Padasjoki, Paijatsalo Trail
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Paijatsalo Trail ©
Paijatsalo Trail
Church of Hollola ©
Church of Hollola
Vaaksy Canal ©
Vaaksy Canal

4
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Popular historic sites such as Jokioinen Museum Railway and Holy Cross Church are in your itinerary. Discover out-of-the-way places like Evo Hiking Area and Lahti Sports Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Haemeenlinna: Laune Central Park (in Lahti) and Tammela (Torronsuo National Park & Tammelan kirkko).

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Haemeenlinna trip itinerary builder tool .

Drive from Asikkala to Haemeenlinna in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Haemeenlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Tammela, Parola, Lahti, Jokioinen Museum Railway
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Evo Hiking Area ©
Evo Hiking Area
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park
Hauhon kirkko ©
Hauhon kirkko

6
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Katajanokka. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 10th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find maps and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour itinerary tool .

Getting from Haemeenlinna to Helsinki by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 13th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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