32 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

32 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 27 nights
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Loviisa
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Kaitalampi) and Jarvenpaa (Alvar Aalto"s Villa Kokkonen, Jarvenpaa Mosque, &more). Pack the 4th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki travel planning tool.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Loviisa

Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Telegrafberget, Cathedral of Porvoo, &more). The adventure continues: visit a coastal fixture at Söderskärin majakka, indulge in some personalized pampering at Villa Mandala, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Loviisa in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around -6°C in January, and nighttime lows around -12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Spas · Shopping · Winter Sports

Side Trip