8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Sligo
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  9 h 15 min
End: Sligo

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Kansallisgalleria. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planning tool.

Sligo, Ireland to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Sligo in December, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 3°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Porvoo, Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum

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