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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Spend the 14th (Sun) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and hike along Santalahti Nature Trail.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Kotka, Hanko, Raseborg, Teijo National Park, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna