17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 11 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: London

11
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto and Uutelan luontopolku. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Step out of Helsinki to go to Tuusula and see Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), which is approximately 38 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Katajanokka, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder app .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Talomuseo Glims, then look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and then explore the world behind art at Gallen-Kallela Museum. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, then pause for some serene contemplation at Snappertunan kirkko, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Espoo trip itinerary maker app .

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Snappertunan kirkko, Lohjan Pyhan Laurin Kirkko the Church of St Lawrence Lohja, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen
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Gallen-Kallela Museum ©
Gallen-Kallela Museum
Talomuseo Glims ©
Talomuseo Glims

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get some cultural insight at Linden Esplanade and St. Nicholas Orthodox Church. Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Kotka (Riverside Park & Palotorninvuori Park), Main Building of Military School (in Hamina) and Salpa Line Museum (in Miehikkala).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Loviisa road trip planner.

Getting from Espoo to Loviisa by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Salpa Line Museum, Main Building of Military School, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Salpa Line Museum ©
Salpa Line Museum
Santalahti Nature Trail ©
Santalahti Nature Trail

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