5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Manchester
Fly:  6​h
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Manchester


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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Design Museum, stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool .

Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Manchester to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church