8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Helsinki trip planner

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Helsinki
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Helsinki

— 7 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Visit Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Spend the 17th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and identify plant and animal life at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online visit planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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