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Helsinki— 5 nights
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.Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Step out of Helsinki to go to Elimaki and see Arboretum Mustila, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. There's much more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Helsinki Zoo, take a stroll through Katajanokka, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukion Church, and hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall.
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If you are flying in from Bahrain, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in December, and nighttime lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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