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Helsinki— 14 nights
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.Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Let the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: make a trip to Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurlahti Beach, and stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach.
For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online travel route planner .
If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Hanko, Aurlahti Beach, Valkmusa National Park, Fagerö Kaunissaari
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