8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 7th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and get a taste of the local shopping with Market Square Kauppatori.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Helsinki is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Lisbon in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 18°C and lows are around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Vantaa, 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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