8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Zurich
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Zurich

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.
Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Hakaniemi Market and Ullanlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition) and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Katajanokka, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, and get a taste of the local shopping with Galerie Forsblom.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday planner .

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zurich to Helsinki. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in May: highs in Helsinki hover around 18°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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