9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Beijing
Fly:  11 h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  22 h 30 min
End: Melbourne

6
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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planner.

Beijing, China to Helsinki is an approximately 11-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Beijing to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Beijing in January: highs in Helsinki hover around -3°C, while lows dip to -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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