17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki & Vantaa Itinerary

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Start: Windsor
Fly:  21 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Drive:  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 Bellevue Beach. Step out of the city life by going to Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and make a trip to 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 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

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 St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Step out of the city life by going to Lehman and Hiidenvuori. Explore Vantaa's surroundings by going to Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa), Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Kotka Church, &more) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, take a stroll around Sibelius Hall, and steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki.

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

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Loviisan kirkko, Sibelius Hall, Hiidenvuori
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Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail
Hiidenvuori ©
Hiidenvuori
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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