16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Barcelona
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Barcelona

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition), Porvoo (Pieni Suklaatehdas, Porvoo Old Town, & more) and Laune Central Park (in Lahti). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Barcelona, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Traveling from Barcelona to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in August, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Espoo, Laune Central Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

5
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo, Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, & more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Loviisa trip planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Loviisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Loviisa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Hiidenkirnut, St Michael Church, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

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