56 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

56 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki Region vacation builder

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Helsinki
— 32 nights
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Loviisa
— 22 nights
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Helsinki

— 32 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: Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Jarvenpaa (Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen & Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo). Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planning website.

Auckland, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 10 hours. Traveling from Auckland in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Loviisa

— 22 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Porvoo (Runeberg Park, The Devil's Stairs, &more) and Siltakyla (Valkmusa National Park, Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), &more). Next up on the itinerary: soothe aching muscles at Villa Mandala, take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress, and pause for some serene contemplation at Orthodox Church Porvoo.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Loviisa trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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