6 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Espoo Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Train:  30 min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Train:  30 min
End: Helsinki

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Slovakia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Hiidenkirnut, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Hiidenkirnut ©
Hiidenkirnut

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): catch some excitement at Trap Factory and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the 19th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Arctic Expedition, get engrossed in the history at Hvittrask, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kaitalampi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Espoo trip itinerary app .

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a bus back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Hvittrask
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arctic Expedition ©
Arctic Expedition
Kaitalampi ©
Kaitalampi

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