17 days in Helsinki & Tuusula Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Tuusula Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki & Tuusula Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Tuusula
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
End: Helsinki

14
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition), Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Tuusula.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, King's Road, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Vantaa Art Museum, Teijo National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Tuusula

Tuusula ©
Tuusula is a municipality of Finland. On the 27th (Tue), explore the different monuments and memorials at Tuusula Church, take in nature's colorful creations at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum, then examine the collection at Lotta Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jarvenpaan kirkko.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Tuusula day trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Tuusula in an hour. August in Tuusula sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. On the 28th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Tuusula

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Jarvenpaa, Kuhakoski Waterfall
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 28:
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Halosenniemi Museum ©
Halosenniemi Museum
Lotta Museum ©
Lotta Museum

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