8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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— 7 nights


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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Teijo National Park. Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island), Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday maker site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kouvola, Espoo, Paavolan Tammi, Arboretum Mustila, Teijo National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral