17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Drive:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45​min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Milan

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.
Head to Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahtifor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park, identify plant and animal life at Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Milan in July; daily highs in Helsinki reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Hanko, Vantaa, Raseborg, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

2
nights
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, view the masterpieces at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then look for gifts at Riimikko, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town. On your second day here, visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, then explore the striking landscape at Hiidenkirnut, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Porvoo road trip site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hiidenkirnut
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Riimikko ©
Riimikko
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Maritime Centre Vellamo and then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila. On the 16th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, tour the pleasant surroundings at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then take an in-depth tour of Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip itinerary maker website .

Loviisa is just a stone's throw from Porvoo. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Beaches Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Beach Mansikkalahti ©
Beach Mansikkalahti

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