7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  17​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

5
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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Galerie Forsblomfor some retail therapy. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Spas (in Tampere), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Linden Esplanade (in Kotka). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Johannesburg in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Stromforsin ruukki, Linden Esplanade, Bellevue Beach, Spas
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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