8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  30 min
2
Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive + Fly:  23 h 45 min
End: Melbourne

3
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Hakaniemi Market and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa) and ARTag Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Brunberg Candy Factory Shop). The adventure continues: visit Katajanokka, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki itinerary planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki is minus 8 hours. When traveling from Melbourne in October, plan for cooler days in Helsinki, with highs around 10°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. You'll explore and learn at Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka and The Finnish Museum of Horology. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sjundea St. Peter's Church and Kirkkonummen kirkko. Venture out of the city with trips to Muurla Design Marketing Oy (in Salo) and EKTA museum (in Raseborg). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Espoo travel site.

Espoo is very close to Helsinki. In October, daytime highs in Espoo are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Muurla Design Marketing Oy, Sjundea St. Peter's Church, Kirkkonummen kirkko, EKTA museum
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EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum
Sjundea St. Peter's Church ©
Sjundea St. Peter's Church
Kirkkonummen kirkko ©
Kirkkonummen kirkko

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