16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

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Porvoo
— 1 night
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
4
Helsinki
— 8 nights
5
Tuusula
— 2 nights

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, thendon't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, thenadmire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka. On the 28th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Riimikko, examine the collection at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum, thenexamine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill, and finally walk around Runeberg Park.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Porvoo online travel planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Porvoo is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Porvoo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in December, with highs in Porvoo at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 29th (Sun), stroll around Sapokka Water Garden, browse the exhibits of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally take in the waterfront at Laivasilta. On the 30th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Maretarium, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kotka Church, thenenjoy breathtaking views from Haukkavuori Lookout Tower, thenpause for some photo ops at Kotka Sculpture Promenade, and finally don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa visit planner.

Loviisa is just a short distance from Porvoo. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Porvoo in December: highs in Loviisa hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Kotka
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Maretarium ©
Maretarium
Kotka Sculpture Promenade ©
Kotka Sculpture Promenade
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Raseborg Castle and then explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Exhibition Centre WeeGee, admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, thenadmire the striking features of Hvittrask, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Espoo trip builder tool.

Drive from Loviisa to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Loviisa in December, you will find days in Espoo are somewhat warmer (°C), and nights are about the same (°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Raseborg Castle
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art ©
EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art

8
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip site.

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In January, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Tuusula.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tuusula

Tuusula ©
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): buy something for everyone on your list at Flamingo Entertainment Center, thenget engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum, thensee the interesting displays at Lotta Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Halosenniemi Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tuusula trip planning app.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tuusula in an hour. January in Tuusula sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tuusula

Museums Shopping Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Vantaa
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Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum
Heureka ©
Heureka
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center

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