Route & dates
4 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary
train + Fly: 13h 45min
Helsinki— 2 nights
Fly + train: 13h 45min
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.Get a sense of the local culture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, look for gifts at Marimekko, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.
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Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Philadelphia to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Philadelphia in January: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 26°F and lows are around 17°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
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