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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.Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Explore hidden gems such as Bellevue Beach and Valkmusa National Park. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Linden Esplanade, Santalahti Nature Trail, & more), Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki driving holiday planner.
If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Kotka, Valkmusa National Park, Arboretum Mustila, Bellevue Beach, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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