15 days in Helsinki & Hanko Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki & Hanko Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki & Hanko Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Helsinki

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Beach Mansikkalahti, & more). Spend the 19th (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut.

For more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Espoo, Arboretum Mustila, King's Road
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko planning site .

You can drive from Helsinki to Hanko in 2 hours. In July in Hanko, expect temperatures between 70°F during the day and 52°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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