17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Teijo national park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Marimekkofor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). There's still lots to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel route planner .

Windsor, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Windsor - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can catch the 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 ©
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 some cultural insight at Stromforsin ruukki and Linden Esplanade. Visiting Santalahti Nature Trail and Arboretum Mustila will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa), Kotka (Kotka Church, Lehman, & more) and Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Hiidenvuori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

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Vantaa is just a short distance from Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Vantaa are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Hiidenvuori, Sibelius Hall, Arboretum Mustila
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Stromforsin ruukki ©
Stromforsin ruukki

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