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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Spas & Wellness and Ullanlinna. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church will appeal to history buffs. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Church of Kotka, & more), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, stroll through Aurlahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenski Cathedral, and make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Kotka, Hanko, Loviisan kirkko, Porvoo Old Town, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral