17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
2
Vantaa
— 6 nights

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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Bellevue Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Teijo National Park. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Tulliniemi Nature Path in Hanko, about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planner.

Windsor, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Windsor in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Teijo National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

6
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Linden Esplanade. Step out of the city life by going to Lehman and Arboretum Mustila. Explore Vantaa's surroundings by going to Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Kotka (Kotka Church, Santalahti Nature Trail, &more). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenvuori.

Before you visit Vantaa, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Helsinki to Vantaa in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Arboretum Mustila, Loviisan kirkko, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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