16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly + Drive:  17 h 30 min
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
— 12 nights
Fly:  16 h 45 min
End: Newark


Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at Riverside Park, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Linden Esplanade, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Santalahti Nature Trail, and then take a stroll through Stromforsin ruukki.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Loviisa road trip website .

Newark, USA to Loviisa is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Newark in May, with highs in Loviisa at 60°F and lows at 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin ruukki
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Riverside Park ©
Riverside Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki


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 Teijo national park and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Raseborg (Raseborg Castle, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, & more). Spend the 26th (Sun) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

Traveling by car from Loviisa to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Raseborg, Espoo, Hanko, Teijo National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©