16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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16 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  26​h
1
Helsinki
— 13 nights
Fly:  26​h
End: Adelaide

13
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Art Gallery Merila. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Turku (Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, Turku Castle, & more) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Cathedral of Porvoo, & more). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, take in the spiritual surroundings of Johannes Church, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online holiday planner .

Adelaide, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 26-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Adelaide to Helsinki. Traveling from Adelaide in December, expect Helsinki to be cooler, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Turku, Kotka, Porvoo, Vantaa, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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