9 days in Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Paris Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg, Russia
Drive:  4 h 45 min
1
Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
End: St. Petersburg, Russia

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 4th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo and then get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Zoos & Aquariums
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Family-friendly places like Disneyland Paris and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will thrill your kids. Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, and shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder .

You can fly from Helsinki to Paris in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Helsinki to Paris, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In January, Paris is somewhat warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 8°C and lows of 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Palace of Versailles, Disneyland Paris
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

1
night
Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki
To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planning tool .

Getting from Paris to Helsinki by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Paris to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in January, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between -3°C and -9°C. On the 12th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Tours Outdoors Museums
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