15 days in Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
bus:  30​min
1
Espoo
— 2 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Helsinki
— 12 nights
End: Helsinki

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get a dose of the wild on Nuuksio National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko, then pause for some serene contemplation at Siuntion Pyhan Pietarin Kirkko, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurlahti Beach, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Espoo visit planner.

Helsinki to Espoo is an approximately half hour bus ride. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Lohja, Siuntion Pyhan Pietarin Kirkko, Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Siuntion Pyhan Pietarin Kirkko ©
Siuntion Pyhan Pietarin Kirkko
Kirkkonummen kirkko ©
Kirkkonummen kirkko

12
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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Santalahti Nature Trail and Riverside Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Lehman, & more) and Pyhtaa (Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry & Fagerö Kaunissaari). Spend the 25th (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 19th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker site .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa, Lahti, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Willatar
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria