8 days in Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Vantaa & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
1
Vantaa
— 2 nights
Train:  15 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

2
nights
Vantaa

Vantaa
Though technically its own city, Vantaa is considered by many to be a Helsinki suburb, and it is where most visitors land when they fly to Finland.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): explore and take pictures at Savijarvi Gard Manor, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tuusula Church, then examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Flamingo Entertainment Centre.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Vantaa online day trip planner .

London, UK to Vantaa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Vantaa is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Vantaa

Shopping Spas Fun & Games

Side Trips

Savijarvi Gard Manor, Tuusula Church
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Flamingo Entertainment Center
Flamingo Entertainment Center
Vantaa Art Museum ©
Vantaa Art Museum
Tuusula Church ©
Tuusula Church

5
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.
Pack the 28th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, pause for some photo ops at Sibelius Monument, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner .

Helsinki is just a short distance from Vantaa. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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