5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Lyon
tram + Fly:  8​h
— 4 nights
Fly + tram:  8​h
End: Lyon


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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Escape the urban bustle at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Aurinkolahti Beach. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki attractions planner .

Lyon, France to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lyon in August: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church