22 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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22 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 16 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Loviisa
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  20 h 45 min
End: New York City

16
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Jarvenpaa (Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, & more), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Arctic Expedition, & more) and Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, VM Karting Center, & more). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker site .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from New York City in May, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 60°F and lows about 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Jarvenpaa, The Finnish Railway Museum, Halosenniemi Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, steep yourself in history at Ungern and Rosen Fortresses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and take in the waterfront at Laivasilta.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Loviisa day trip tool .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In May in Loviisa, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Porvoo, Valkmusa National Park, Hiidenkirnut
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The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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