13 days in Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Bellevue Beach and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Discover out-of-the-way places like Room Escape Games and Tulliniemi Nature Path. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Ruotsinpyhtaa (Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa & Stromfors Iron Works), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail & Beach Mansikkalahti) and Fagervik Museum (in Inkoo). Spend the 5th (Mon) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. Spend the 11th (Sun) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion Kansallispuisto). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip tool .

If you are flying in from South Africa, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Raseborg, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Kotka, Espoo, Porvoo
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park