5 days in Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Russia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

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Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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