16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 12 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Los Angeles

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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Espoo (Kaitalampi, Nuuksio National Park, & more), Tuusula (Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) & Lotta Museum) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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Los Angeles, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In April, Helsinki is much colder than Los Angeles - with highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Tuusula, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 29th (Mon), take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, then examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and finally don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. April in Loviisa sees daily highs of 45°F and lows of 30°F at night. You will leave for home on the 30th (Tue).

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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