15 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

15 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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15 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 4 nights
Drive + Fly:  13​h
End: Abu Dhabi

10
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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and The Swimming Stadium make great kid-friendly stops. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna) and Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi (in Forssa). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planner .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Helsinki, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Aurlahti Beach, Ahvenisto, Viihdeuimala Vesihelmi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Kotka (Katariina Seaside Park, Riverside Park, & more).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Loviisa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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