17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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17 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Adelaide
Fly:  50 h
— 13 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Adelaide


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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and Nuuksio National Park. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Spend the 22nd (Thu) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki travel 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. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time (South Australia) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Adelaide in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa, Espoo, Porvoo, The Finnish Railway Museum, Kaunissaari
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna