8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Denver
Drive + Fly:  15 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  15 h 15 min
End: Denver

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Museum-lovers will appreciate Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Spas (in Tampere). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, find something for the whole family at Ahvenisto, explore the engaging exhibits at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour planner .

Denver, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Denver to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Denver in December, expect nights in Helsinki to be a bit warmer, around 27°F, while days are slightly colder, around 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Tampere, Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka, Ahvenisto, Heureka, Bellevue Beach
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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