13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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13 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  12​h 15​min
— 11 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: New York City


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.
Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Helsinki Cathedral. Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Venture out of the city with trips to Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Loviisan kirkko (in Loviisa) and Espoo (Kaitalampi & Stora Herro Island). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner .

New York City, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Helsinki is 7 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in December, with highs in Helsinki at 37°F and lows at 27°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo Old Town, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula), Loviisan kirkko
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum