Route & dates
Helsinki— 9 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.Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Lehman, &more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Toolo Bay (Toolonlahti), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and take a memorable drive along King's Road.
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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Teijo National Park, King's Road, Bellevue Beach
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