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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.Visiting Arboretum Mustila and Aurlahti Beach will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion Kansallispuisto) (in Southern Finland), Kokonniemi (in Porvoo) and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa). Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, find something for the whole family at Adventure Park Zippy, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.
For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki vacation planning site .
If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 0°C during the day and -5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kokonniemi, Aurlahti Beach, King's Road, Heureka, Arboretum Mustila
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