7 days in Helsinki & Hameenlinna Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Hameenlinna Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Hameenlinna Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hameenlinna
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Amsterdam

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, Castle Hill, The Runeberg Home, and other attractions. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, contemplate the long history of Castle Hill, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker tool .

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can catcht the bus to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

3
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Your list of things to see and do now includes Evo Hiking Area, Hatanpaa Arboretum, Parola Tank Museum, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Evo Hiking Area and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, then take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori, and finally identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna sightseeing website .

Traveling by bus from Helsinki to Hameenlinna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tampere, Torronsuo National Park, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori
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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko
Torronsuo National Park ©
Torronsuo National Park

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery and then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online trip builder .

You can take a bus from Hameenlinna to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You will have some time to spend on the 22nd (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Hietaniemi Cemetery ©
Hietaniemi Cemetery

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