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5 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary
Fly: 5h 45min
Helsinki— 4 nights
Fly: 5h 45min
Daughter of the Baltic
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.Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 46 minutes away). Pack the 5th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.
To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planning website .
Manchester, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Helsinki is 2 hours. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park
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