7 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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Start: Sydney
Fly:  22 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  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): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. On the 2nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: view the masterpieces at Okra, deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thenwander the streets of Katajanokka, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Sydney in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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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. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Laajalahti Nature Reserve. Go for a jaunt from Espoo to Hanko to see Bellevue Beach about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: get outside with Arctic Expedition and admire the striking features of Hvittrask.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read our Espoo holiday tool.

Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. On the 5th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

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

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