5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  30​min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner .

Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of train, bus, and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Helsinki hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. You've now added Kaitalampi to your itinerary. On the 18th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Espoo Cathedral, see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology, then explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, then take an in-depth tour of Hvittrask, and finally delve into the distant past at Raseborg Castle. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Nuuksio National Park.

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Espoo is just a stone's throw from Helsinki. In August in Espoo, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Hvittrask, Raseborg Castle
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Raseborg Castle ©
Raseborg Castle
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask

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