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Helsinki— 12 nights
Daughter of the Baltic
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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Head to Hakaniemi Market and Stockmann's Department Storefor some retail therapy. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo), Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path & Bellevue Beach) and Teijo national park (in Pernio). Spend the 11th (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, get into the urban bustle at Sibelius Hall, and identify plant and animal life at Riverside Park.
To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online road trip planner .
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°F in January, and nighttime lows around 17°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Hanko, Teijo National Park, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Arboretum Mustila
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