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:  8​h 15​min
1
Loviisa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 15 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

1
day
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): take a leisurely stroll along Laivasilta, see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and finally make a trip to Svartholm Fortress.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loviisa trip planner .

Exeter, UK to Loviisa is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Exeter to Loviisa. In July, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

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

15
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.
Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Bellevue Beach and Aurinkolahti Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Pernio (Teijo national park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and explore the striking landscape of Ekenas Archipelago National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Espoo, Raseborg, Pernio, Aurlahti Beach
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park