8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sapokka Water Garden. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Maritime Centre Vellamo). There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 53°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

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Kotka, Porvoo, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden

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