8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  12​h 15​min
End: Chicago

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Temppeliaukion Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Spend the 15th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and stroll around The Esplanadi Park.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

Chicago, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Chicago to Helsinki, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Chicago in September, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 61°F and lows about 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Espoo, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Hiidenkirnut
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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