8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Albany
Fly:  21​h
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  21​h
End: Albany

5
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Alvar Aalto's studio. Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Kaitalampi will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Arctic Expedition). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, examine the collection at Vantaa Art Museum, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and look for gifts at Taiga Colors.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Albany, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 21-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 7 hour difference. Traveling from Albany in March, expect nights in Helsinki to be about the same, around 23°F, while days are slightly colder, around 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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