7 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  22​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
train:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  26​h
End: Sydney

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Okra, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planning tool .

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect Helsinki to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve will get you outdoors. Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: get outside with Arctic Expedition and steep yourself in history at Hvittrask.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Espoo road trip site .

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Bellevue Beach
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Arctic Expedition ©
Arctic Expedition

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