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4 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary
Start: St. Petersburg
train: 3h 45min
Helsinki— 2 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.Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ullanlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the fresh offerings at Hietalahti Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and look for gifts at Marimekko.
To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki attractions site .
St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Moscow Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
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