6 days in Uusimaa Itinerary

6 days in Uusimaa Itinerary

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, and finally take a stroll through Katajanokka. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vantaa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Hiidenkirnut, then examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, then engage your brain at Heureka, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Pyhan Laurin kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka and then identify plant and animal life at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Vantaa tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Helsinki to Vantaa by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Vantaa

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

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Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Kirkkonummen kirkko, then admire the striking features of Hvittrask, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Espoo tour itinerary builder.

Espoo is just a short distance from Vantaa. June in Espoo sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. On the 24th (Wed), take in the pleasant sights at Gunnarstrand, make a trip to Hanko Water Tower, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanko trip planner.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Hanko takes 2 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
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Uusimaa travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Uusimaa or Nyland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions Southwest Finland, Tavastia Proper, Päijänne Tavastia and Kymenlaakso. Helsinki, Finland’s capital and largest city, along with Finland's second largest city Espoo and its fourth largest city Vantaa are all located centrally in Uusimaa, making it by far the most populous region.HistoryIn ancient times coastal Uusimaa had been populated by Sami people. The place name of Nuuksio derives from Sami word njukča which means Swan. Later Finns proper and Tavastians inhabitet the area. Some place names have traces of Tavastian village names, like Konala which likely derives from older Tavastian village name Konhola. Also estonians were inhabiting the region in a smaller extent and using it in seasonal fishing.Swedish colonisation of coastal Uusimaa started together with the second crusade to Finland in 13th century. The colonisation was part of converting pagan areas to catholic faith. Eastern Uusimaa had its first christian Swedish colonists earlier than the western Uusimaa which got its colonists in one mass transfer of people to Porvoo area probably in the 14th century. The colonisation was supported by the kingdom of Sweden and the immigrants where provided with grain seeds and cattle. They also got four year tax exemption from the crown. All the Swedish placenames of Uusimaa date back to this period.