27 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

27 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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27 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Sydney
1
Helsinki
— 18 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Loviisa
— 6 nights
Fly:  27​h
End: Sydney

18
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: Halosenniemi Museum (in Tuusula), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Vantaa (Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, & more). Pack the 27th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Sydney to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Sydney in December: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 3°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Halosenniemi Museum, Söderskärin majakka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Loviisa: Porvoo (Nasin Kartanon Galleria, Porvoo Old Town, & more). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Riimikko, make a trip to Orthodox Church Porvoo, see the interesting displays at Loviisa Maritime Museum, and take in the pleasant sights at The Devil's Stairs.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Loviisa online day trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to -6°C, and evening lows to -12°C. On the 16th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Loviisa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Riimikko ©
Riimikko

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