16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: London

13
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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Galerie Forsblom. Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, & more), Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre). Pack the 21st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, tee off at Tapiola Golf, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and go for a walk through Uutelan luontopolku.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 31st (Sat), revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then look for gifts at Riimikko, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko. On the next day, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, then take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Runeberg Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Loviisa trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

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