22 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

22 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki Region trip maker

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Helsinki
— 16 nights
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Loviisa
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 16 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from 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). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool.

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in May, with highs in Helsinki at 60°F and lows at 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) early enough to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Loviisa

— 4 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loviisa: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). There's still lots to do: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, stop by Riimikko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, and contemplate the long history of Ungern and Rosen Fortresses.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Loviisa road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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