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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukio Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Jarvenpaa (Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius & Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo), The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola) and Turku (Bike Rental - by Carfield, Turku Castle, &more). Pack the 29th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route maker website.

If you are flying in from Belgium, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Turku, Jarvenpaa, Tampere, Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum), Halosenniemi Museum
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church