8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  6​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

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.
Get outdoors at Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Visit Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with a short trip to Arctic Expedition in Espoo (about 36 minutes away). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church.

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Paris, France to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Paris to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in April: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 9°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Espoo, Vantaa
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
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Katajanokka

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