7 days in Parikkala & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Parikkala & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Parikkala & Helsinki Itinerary

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 ©
On the 30th (Tue), explore the striking landscape at Kummakivi Boulder, then don't miss a visit to Ruokolahden Kellotapuli, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rautjarven kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parikkalan kirkko, contemplate the waterfront views at Siikalahti Wetland, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kerimaki Church, then examine the collection at Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Parikkala Sculpture Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Parikkala road trip planner .

Sydney, Australia to Parikkala is an approximately 34-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Parikkala when traveling from Sydney in July, with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Parikkala

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Ruokolahti, Lusto - The Finnish Forest Museum, Kerimaki Church, 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 Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Pack the 3rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and stroll around Observatory Hill Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip maker .

Getting from Parikkala to Helsinki by car takes about 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 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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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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