8 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 30​min
End: Bristol

3
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 cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. You'll get in some beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner .

Bristol, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bristol to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

4
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy and Raseborg Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Teijo national park and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Espoo: Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo).

To see reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo day trip planning tool .

Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. In June in Espoo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Pernio, Hanko, Raseborg Castle, Fagervik Museum
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Fagervik Museum ©
Fagervik Museum

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