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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.You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Aurlahti Beach. Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, look for gifts at Boss Shop, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.
To find maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder website .
If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Porvoo, Vantaa, Tuusula Church, Sibelius Hall, Hirsala Golf
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