16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Boston
Fly:  12 h 45 min
— 11 nights
Drive:  45 min
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Boston


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, &more), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

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Boston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In May, Helsinki is slightly colder than Boston - with highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Turku, Vantaa, Paavolan Tammi
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral


Jarvenpaa ©
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, then admire the local landmark of Musical Fountain, then explore the world behind art at Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Jarvenpaan moskeija, get curious at Heureka, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

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Getting from Helsinki to Jarvenpaa by car takes about an hour. In June in Jarvenpaa, expect temperatures between 66°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Lahti, Porvoo, Kuhakoski Waterfall, Heureka
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Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo