5 days in Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki trip planner

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry. Mannerheim Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki travel route planner.

If you are flying in from Norway, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 8 — 12: