12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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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.
Stromforsin ruukki and Raseborg Castle will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Venture out of the city with trips to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Hauhon kirkko (in Haemeenlinna) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 25th (Tue) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 22nd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 37°F in December, and nighttime lows around 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Stromforsin ruukki, Hauhon kirkko, Loviisan kirkko, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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