5 days in Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Espoo & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Frankfurt
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Frankfurt

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Bellevue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Hvittrask, take in the spiritual surroundings of Espoo Cathedral, and explore the activities along Kaitalampi.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Espoo trip planner .

Frankfurt, Germany to Espoo is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Frankfurt in September, expect Espoo to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Aurlahti Beach, Paavolan Tammi, Hvittrask
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Aurlahti Beach ©
Aurlahti Beach
Paavolan Tammi ©
Paavolan Tammi

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sat): kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. On the 30th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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