12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and National Museum of Finland. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). Pack the 31st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Marimekko, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Porvoo, Valkmusa National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center, King's Road, Sibelius Hall
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral