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.
Get some cultural insight at Stromforsin ruukki and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen), Forssa Museum (in Forssa) and Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route builder website .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. April in Helsinki sees daily highs of 47°F and lows of 32°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Forssa Museum, Raseborg Castle
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church