17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Windsor
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Vantaa
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  21 h 15 min
End: Windsor

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 Hakaniemi Market. Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To see photos, where to stay, 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 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Hanko, Teijo National Park, Ekenas Archipelago 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 Stromforsin Ruukki. Step out of the city life by going to Lehman and Arboretum Mustila. Explore Vantaa's surroundings by going to Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Kotka Church, &more) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, hike along Hiidenvuori, and take a stroll around Sibelius Hall.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vantaa online trip maker.

Vantaa is very close to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Vantaa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Hiidenvuori, Arboretum Mustila, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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