56 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

56 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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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: Heureka (in Vantaa), Jarvenpaa (Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen & Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Nuuksio National Park). Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route app.

Auckland, New Zealand to Helsinki is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Auckland in December, with highs in Helsinki at 3°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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: Porvoo (Runeberg Park, The Devil's Stairs, &more), Siltakyla (Valkmusa National Park, Kokkovuori (Bonfire Mountain), &more) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, soothe aching muscles at Villa Mandala, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Loviisa travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In January, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach -6°C, while at night they dip to -12°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 30: