8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Kota Bharu
Fly:  26​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Kota Bharu

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.
Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 46 minutes away. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, wander the streets of Katajanokka, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Kota Bharu, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Kota Bharu in August, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Riimikko, then shop like a local with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Porvoo sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Nasin Kartanon Galleria ©
Nasin Kartanon Galleria
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, enjoy the sand and surf at Beach Mansikkalahti, and then hike along Santalahti Nature Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila and then identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Loviisa day trip planning tool .

Loviisa is very close to Porvoo. In September, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
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Riverside Park

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