17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

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Vantaa
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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

Daughter of the Baltic

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 Hietaranta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Design Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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 Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Kotka Church, &more), Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). 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 photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vantaa online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Vantaa takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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