5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC

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.
For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or ARTag Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Jarvenpaa (Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo & Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Artisaani, get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom, and view the masterpieces at Galleria Lapinlahti.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki visit planning tool .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Washington DC in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jarvenpaa, Jumbo Shopping Center
Find places to stay May 28 — 31:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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