17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly:  6 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 11 nights
Bus:  45 min
2
Porvoo
— 2 nights
Drive:  45 min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive + 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.
Shop till you drop at Hakaniemi Market and Galleria Lapinlahti. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). Pack the 5th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 10th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: stop by Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip website.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Milan in July, with highs in Helsinki at 25°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Raseborg, Hanko, Teijo 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

2
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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): revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then take in the exciting artwork at Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then stop by Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Hill.

For ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Porvoo online itinerary maker.

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Hiidenkirnut
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Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

2
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick 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 next day, head off the coast to Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, then enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip planner.

Loviisa is just a stone's throw from Porvoo. In July, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Museums Beaches

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum ©
Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum

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