5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  15​h 30​min
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Portland


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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Spas & Wellness and Aurinkolahti Beach. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planning website .

Portland, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of flight and ferry. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Portland to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Portland in December, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°F and 27°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trip

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