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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.For shopping fun, head to Old Market Hall or Market Square Kauppatori. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 26th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Ullanlinna, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma (Nykytaiteen Museo), and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.
To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki sightseeing planner.
If you are flying in from Hong Kong, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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