5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Train to New York JFK, Fly to Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly to New York JFK, Train to Philadelphia



— 4 nights

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Turku (Turku Castle & Turku Cathedral). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church.

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Philadelphia, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Traveling from Philadelphia in June, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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Finland travel guide

Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."