8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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— 7 nights


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.
Katajanokka and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Finnish Museum of Natural History. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg), Nuuksio National Park (Nuuksion Kansallispuisto) (in Southern Finland) and Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church.

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If you are flying in from Italy, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

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Nuuksio National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna