13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  13​h
1
Helsinki
— 10 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

10
nights
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and ARTag Galleryfor some retail therapy. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Söderskärin majakka, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, & more), Haltia - The Finnish Nature Center (in Espoo) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner .

Toronto, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Helsinki is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, things will get little chillier in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Vantaa, Sibelius Hall, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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