11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Flamingo Entertainment Center. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 25th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of subway and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Helsinki is 10 hours. In January, Helsinki is much colder than San Francisco - with highs of 26°F and lows of 17°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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