Route & dates
Bus to Tehran, Fly to Helsinki
Helsinki— 14 nights
Fly to Tehran, Bus to Tehran
Fri, Dec 20 - Sat, Jan 4
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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.Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Shop till you drop at Kamppi Shopping Centre and Galerie Forsblom. Venture out of the city with trips to Fagervik Church (in Raseborg), Bellevue Beach (in Hanko) and Sibelius Hall (in Lahti). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, browse the different shops at Stockmann Department Store, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and look for gifts at Artisaani.
For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki attractions planner.
Tehran, Iran to Helsinki is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone changes from Iran Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Traveling from Tehran in December, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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