12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Valkmusa National Park will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Kotka to see Lehman about 1h 40 min away. Pack the 21st (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), stop by Ullanlinna, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park, Lehman, King's Road, Valkmusa National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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