8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: York
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
— 6 nights
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
End: York


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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Hakaniemi Market and Market Square Kauppatori. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann's Department Store, and meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker website .

York, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from York to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from York in December; daily highs in Helsinki reach 3°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©