11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

10
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Kallahdenniemi Beach. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. Pack the 1st (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 4th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Katajanokka, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Espoo, Fazer Experience Visitor Centre
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Spas
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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