8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Vancouver
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  15​h 15​min
End: Vancouver

6
nights
Helsinki

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Room Escape Games and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Runeberg Park, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, explore the galleries of Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip app .

Vancouver, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Vancouver to Helsinki. In February, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Vancouver - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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