7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

6
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Pack the 28th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zurich to Helsinki is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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