8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
Fly:  5​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Edinburgh

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Ekenas Archipelago National Park. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Sapokka Water Garden. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Porvoo Old Town, & more) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). Spend the 14th (Sat) exploring nature at Teijo National Park. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Katajanokka, don't miss a visit to SkyWheel Helsinki, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Helsinki online visit planner .

Edinburgh, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Edinburgh to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park, Teijo National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park

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