11 days in Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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— 10 nights


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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Nuuksio National Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Spend the 13th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 14th (Tue) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and visit Ullanlinna.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Teijo National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Bellevue Beach
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna