8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Itinerary

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Helsinki

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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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kansallisgalleria and National Museum of Finland. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Raseborg (Fagervik Church & Raseborg Castle), Kotka (Beach Mansikkalahti & Sapokka Water Garden) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 3rd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, stroll through Sibelius Monument, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July, plan for daily highs up to 71°F, and evening lows to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Raseborg, Porvoo Old Town, Elisaari
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral

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