12 days in Helsinki Region & Naantali Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region & Naantali Itinerary

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12 days in Helsinki Region & Naantali Itinerary

Start: Newark
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Naantali
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: Newark

6
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Heureka (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Ahvenisto (in Hameenlinna). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip planner .

Newark, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Newark to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Newark in August, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 69°F and lows about 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Naantali.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Museums

Side Trips

Espoo, Sarkanniemi Theme Park, Ahvenisto, Heureka
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

2
nights
Naantali

Naantali ©
Naantali is a town in south-western Finland, known as one of the most important tourist centres of the country. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Naantali route builder website .

Drive from Helsinki to Naantali in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Naantali

Theme Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Turku
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, enjoy the sea views from Söderskärin majakka, get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and finally don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Porvoo trip planner .

Traveling by car from Naantali to Porvoo takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 68°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Shopping
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop ©
Brunberg Candy Factory Shop

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