11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

9
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kansallisgalleria and Home of Aleksis Kivi. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Spend the 5th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Pack the 13th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing website .

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. Traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Vantaa, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Home of Aleksis Kivi, Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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