Route & dates
6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary
Fly: 6h 15min
Helsinki— 5 nights
Fly: 6h 15min
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.When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.
To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online trip builder .
London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from London in November, with highs in Helsinki at 5°C and lows at 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Porvoo Old Town
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