5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Madrid
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Madrid

4
nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Madrid, Spain to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Madrid to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Madrid in August, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 24°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

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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