Route & dates
3 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary
Fly: 15h 15min
Helsinki— 1 night
Fly: 15h 15min
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.Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.
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Charlotte, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 7 hours. When traveling from Charlotte in October, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 48°F by day to 35°F at night. On the 31st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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