14 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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14 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Florence
Fly + Drive:  9​h 45​min
1
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
End: Florence

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 31st (Wed), steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Riimikko, take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, don't miss a visit to Orthodox Church Porvoo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally make a trip to Svartholm Fortress.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Loviisa route planning site .

Florence, Italy to Loviisa is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Florence in July; daily highs in Loviisa reach 24°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill

11
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Söderskärin majakka (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Pyhan Laurin kirkko (in Vantaa). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Söderskärin majakka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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