8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

6
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.
Visit Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. Pack the 8th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, make a trip to Senate Square, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from Washington DC in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 48°F, while lows dip to 35°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna

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