14 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
+2
train + foot + Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Philadelphia

9
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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 17th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in October, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit cooler, around 35°F, while days are cooler, around 48°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Loviisa is known for historic sites, spas, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, and examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa trip builder app .

Drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 45°F, while at night they dip to 35°F. On the 27th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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