12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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— 11 nights


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 cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Venture out of the city with trips to Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). Spend the 16th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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If you are flying in from Peru, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 0°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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Side Trips

Porvoo, Raseborg, Fagerö Kaunissaari, Aurlahti Beach, Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna