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.
Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Family-friendly places like Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park will thrill your kids. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla), Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Kokonniemi (in Porvoo). Pack the 2nd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, look for gifts at Marimekko, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In June, daytime highs in Helsinki are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Kokonniemi, Sibelius Hall, Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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