6 days in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland & Tavastia Proper Itinerary

6 days in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland & Tavastia Proper Itinerary

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6 days in Uusimaa, Southwest Finland & Tavastia Proper Itinerary

Start: Billund
Fly:  4​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Nuuksio National Park.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki route builder tool .

Billund, Denmark to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Billund to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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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.
On the 14th (Sun), make a trip to Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 15th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Turku road trip site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car 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
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
On the 16th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, play a few rounds at Linna Golf & Country Club, and then explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Hameenlinna itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Hameenlinna sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Historic Sites Golf Outdoors

Side Trip

Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

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