12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

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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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry (in Pyhtaa) and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula). Spend the 30th (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Holy Cross Church, Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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