6 days in Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Tallinn Itinerary

Start: Helsinki, Finland
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
2
Tallinn, Estonia
— 1 day
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
End: Helsinki, Finland

2
nights
Helsinki, Finland

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.
On the 27th (Sun), wander the streets of Design District, steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, then meet the residents at SEA LIFE Helsinki, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip generator.

If you are flying in from Portugal, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the ferry to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
SEA LIFE Helsinki ©
SEA LIFE Helsinki

1
day
Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn ©
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, and then take a stroll through Toompea Hill.

To find where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Tallinn sightseeing planner.

You can ride a ferry from Helsinki to Tallinn in 2 hours. Another option is to fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Tallinn Old Town ©
Tallinn Old Town
Toompea Hill ©
Toompea Hill

3
nights
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and The Esplanadi Park. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel for their historical value. Pack the 31st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. See even more of Helsinki: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by ferry from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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