7 days in Parikkala & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Parikkala & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sydney
Fly + Drive:  34 h
1
Parikkala
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 30 min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  22 h 45 min
End: Sydney

1
night
Parikkala

Parikkala ©
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): take in the dramatic natural features at Kummakivi Boulder, then don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rautjarven kirkko. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parikkalan kirkko, identify plant and animal life at Siikalahti Wetland, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally stroll through The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Parikkala trip itinerary website.

Sydney, Australia to Parikkala is an approximately 34- hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -8 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Parikkala when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Kerimaki Church, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Rautjarven kirkko
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The Parikkala Sculpture Park ©
The Parikkala Sculpture Park
Kerimaki Church ©
Kerimaki Church
Rautjarven kirkko ©
Rautjarven kirkko

3
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori, and take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Parikkala to Helsinki takes 4 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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