5 days in Vantaa & Jarvenpaa Itinerary

5 days in Vantaa & Jarvenpaa Itinerary

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5 days in Vantaa & Jarvenpaa Itinerary

Start: Vantaa
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
End: Vantaa


Vantaa ©
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
On the 30th (Fri), examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum and then walk around Nuuksio National Park. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, then walk around Kuusijarvi, and finally get curious at Heureka.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Vantaa trip maker website .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jarvenpaa.

Things to do in Vantaa

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Heureka ©
Finnish Aviation Museum ©
Finnish Aviation Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park


Jarvenpaa ©
Järvenpää is a town and municipality of Finland.HistoryJärvenpää was separated from its parent community Tuusula in 1951. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, then admire the striking features of Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, then examine the collection at The Finnish Railway Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Hollola, then brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Halosenniemi Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Jarvenpaa sightseeing site .

Jarvenpaa is very close to Vantaa. In August, daily temperatures in Jarvenpaa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Jarvenpaa

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), The Parola Armour Museum, The Finnish Railway Museum, Church of Hollola, Halosenniemi Museum
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Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo ©
Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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The Parola Armour Museum