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.
Shop till you drop at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. Spend the 24th (Fri) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Mustila, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, Fagervik Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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