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.
Get some historical perspective at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Fagervik Museum capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Pernio (Teijo national park & Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Spend the 28th (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Beach Mansikkalahti, take in the pleasant sights at Linden Esplanade, and delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna