18 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

18 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
2
Espoo
— 2 nights
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights

10
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Tuusula (Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) & Tuusula Church) and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius (in Jarvenpaa). Pack the 11th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church.

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker site.

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Chicago in July, with highs in Helsinki at °F and lows at °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Tuusula, Söderskärin majakka, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Thu): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 19th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, admire the masterpieces at Gallen-Kallela Museum, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Lawrence.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Espoo trip itinerary maker website.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In July in Espoo, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Church of St. Lawrence
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Church of St. Lawrence
Church of St. Lawrence
Gallen-Kallela Museum ©
Gallen-Kallela Museum

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Visit Cathedral of Porvoo and Marian Kirkko for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Salpa Line Museum and Bunker Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kotka (Linden Esplanade, St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, &more) and Hamina (St. John's Church, Main Building of Military School, &more). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Loviisa trip planner.

Drive from Espoo to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. July in Loviisa sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Hamina, Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila, Cathedral of Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
St. John's Church ©
St. John's Church
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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