8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Washington DC
+2
subway + bus + Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + bus + subway:  14​h 15​min
End: Washington DC


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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ullanlinna. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). Pack the 17th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki tour itinerary planner .

Washington DC, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of subway, bus, and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 7 hours traveling from Washington DC to Helsinki. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Washington DC in August; daily highs in Helsinki reach 69°F and lows reach 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Tapiola Golf
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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