8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Helsinki

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Arctic Expedition. Get some historical perspective at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Kuhakoski Waterfall (in Nurmijarvi) and Hiidenkirnut (in Askola). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip site.

Glasgow, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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