17 days in Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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— 16 nights


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.
Visiting Teijo national park and Arboretum Mustila will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Santalahti Nature Trail. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Pyhtaa (Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry & Fagerö Kaunissaari) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Spend the 22nd (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 23rd (Wed) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and head off the coast to Lehman.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online visit planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa, Hanko, King's Road, Fagervik Museum
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Stand-Up Paddleboarding