7 days in Helsinki Region & Hanko Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region & Hanko Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region & Hanko Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Espoo
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Porvoo
— Few hours
Drive + Fly:  17​h 30​min
End: Durham

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. In August, Helsinki is slightly colder than Durham - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): identify plant and animal life at Tulliniemi Nature Path, then stroll through Bellevue Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Hanko Water Tower.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Hanko road trip website .

Getting from Helsinki to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path

1
night
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): get into the urban bustle at Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, and then get engrossed in the history at Hvittrask.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Espoo online attractions planner .

Drive from Hanko to Espoo in 2 hours. August in Espoo sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Espoo

Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hvittrask
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Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center ©
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask
Espoo Cathedral ©
Espoo Cathedral

few
hours
Porvoo

Porvoo
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Porvoo trip itinerary maker website .

Traveling by car from Espoo to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. On the 6th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Porvoo

Parks Museums Nature
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