8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Beach and Ahvenisto Activity Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Teijo national park (in Pernio), Holy Cross Church (in Parola) and Raseborg (Raseborg Castle & Ekenas Archipelago National Park). Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and contemplate the long history of Birthplace of Jean Sibelius.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Raseborg, Hameenlinna, Holy Cross Church, Beach Mansikkalahti, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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