Route & dates
8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary
Fly: 6h 15min
Helsinki— 7 nights
Fly: 6h 15min
Daughter of the Baltic
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.Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church. Popular historic sites such as Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula) (in Tuusula), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.
To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route planner.
Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 19°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula)
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