6 days in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland & Tavastia Proper Itinerary

6 days in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland & Tavastia Proper Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Billund
Fly:  4 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Billund

2
nights
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.
On the 11th (Thu), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park.

To find maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki travel route planner.

Billund, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Billund to Helsinki. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. On the 16th (Tue), take an in-depth tour of Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, tee off at Linna Golf & Country Club, and then step into the grandiose world of Hame Castle.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Hameenlinna trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Golf Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Linna Golf & Country Club ©
Linna Golf & Country Club
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum ©
Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum

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