17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Newark
Fly:  16 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 14 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  17 h 30 min
End: Newark

14
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 Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Popular historic sites such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti) are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Espoo (Arctic Expedition & Kaitalampi), Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip planning site.

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14- hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in June, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 65°F and lows about 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress and then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Loviisa travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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