8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  22​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Train:  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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and ARTag Gallery. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, stop by Academic Bookstore (Akateeminen Kirjakauppa), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online trip itinerary builder .

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (Victoria) (AEST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in October, you will find days in Helsinki are colder (10°C), and nights are a bit cooler (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Espoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

3
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Visit Siuntion Pyhan Pietarin Kirkko and Kirkkonummen kirkko for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at EKTA museum and Finnish Toy Museum Hevosenkenka. When in Espoo, make a side trip to see Muurla Design Marketing Oy in Salo, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at The Finnish Museum of Horology and look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

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Espoo is just a short distance from Helsinki. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in October, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Muurla Design Marketing Oy, Kirkkonummen kirkko, Siuntion Pyhan Pietarin Kirkko, St. Peter"s Church in Siuntio, EKTA museum
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EKTA museum ©
EKTA museum
Kirkkonummen kirkko ©
Kirkkonummen kirkko

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