16 days in Finland Itinerary

16 days in Finland Itinerary

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Helsinki

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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Spas (in Tampere) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, and take a stroll through Linden Esplanade.

For traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planner.

Birmingham, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 2 hours. Traveling from Birmingham in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

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Finland travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."