Route & dates
Helsinki— 14 nights
Sun, Jul 29 - Sun, Aug 12
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.You'll get in some beach time at Aurlahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Valkmusa National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Hanko (Bellevue Beach & Tulliniemi Nature Path) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 6th (Mon) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.
For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.
If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Hanko, Teijo National Park, Fagerö Kaunissaari, Arboretum Mustila
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