6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 15​min
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago


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.
Visit Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's lots more to do: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Chicago to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in June, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 65°F and 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

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