16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 6 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Dubai


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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 29th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In December, Helsinki is colder than Dubai - with highs of 3°C and lows of -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

6
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and Linden Esplanade. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Lahti (Motorcycle Museum of Finland & Sibelius Hall), Church of Hollola (in Hollola) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala). Spend the 5th (Sat) exploring nature at Repovesi National Park. On the 6th (Sun), spend an exhilarating day on the slopes at Mielakka Ski Center. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, examine the collection at Maritime Centre Vellamo, contemplate the long history of Main Building of Military School, and take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Loviisa trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In January in Loviisa, expect temperatures between -6°C during the day and -12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Kouvola, Lahti, Main Building of Military School, Pihamaa Estate & Winery
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Repovesi National Park ©
Repovesi National Park
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum

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