5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Durham
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Durham

3
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online tour itinerary planner .

Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Durham to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Durham - with highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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