4 days in Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
Train:  4​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  4​h
End: St. Petersburg

3
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.
Head to Turun Kauppahalli and Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa)for plenty of shopping. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Kuhakoski Waterfall. Venture out of the city with trips to Naantali Old Town (in Naantali), Turku (Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, Turku City Library, &more) and Brunberg Candy Factory Shop (in Porvoo). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki route site .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Nature

Side Trips

Turku, Kuhakoski Waterfall, Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Nuuksio National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

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