3 Day Helsinki Itinerary
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Helsinki is a city you will want to spend at least three days in - there's so much to see and do! The city oozes character and charm and it is bursting with history and culture so we've planned out a suggested three-day itinerary featuring the best of Helsinki, to give you an idea of how much you can fit into three days.

Day 1

Morning City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour

City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus TourNormal entry €30.00

Discover the best of Helsinki with a City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off bus tour. The tour route includes 18 stops in and around central Helsinki, showcasing Helsinki's top attractions, making it easier for you to plan a fun-filled day of sightseeing. The carefully chosen route includes the iconic Uspenski Cathedral, Sibelius Monument, Rock Church, City Hall, Parliament House, Finlandia Hall and the Opera House, among many other top attractions in Helsinki. You'll be sure to experience the best of Helsinki.

Midday Rock Church

Rock ChurchNormal entry €3.00

Quarried out of the natural bedrock and designed by architects Timo and Tuomo Suomalainen, Temppeliaukio Church (Rock Church) is one of Helsinki's most popular attractions. Its spectacular atmosphere and unique architecture promise to make it an unforgettable experience, with its copper dome, exposed rocks and concrete beams. If you go before noon, you can see fantastic shadows cast across the walls from the light streaming through the windows to the alter wall.

Afternoon Ateneum Art Museum

Ateneum Art Museum Normal entry €15.00

Visit the Ateneum Art Museum to see the jewels of the Finnish National Gallery's art collection: works of art from the 19th century to the modern age – with a focus on Finnish artists – as well as Le Corbusier, Eero Järnefelt and Edvard Munch. It’s a fascinating museum for art lovers and one of the best in Helsinki.

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Total Ticket Price €48.00

Day 2

Morning Suomelinna Fortress Island (including Tour, 3 Museums and Submarine)

Suomelinna Fortress Island (including Tour, 3 Museums and Submarine) Normal entry €31.00

Suomenlinna Fortress Island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of Helsinki's most historic attractions dating back to 1748. A visit to the island includes a guided tour around the grounds, entry to the Suomenlinna Museum to learn about its history up to the present day, as well as the Ehrensvärd Museum, Military Museum and a visit to the historic submarine Vesikko.

Midday National Museum of Finland

National Museum of Finland Normal entry €12.00

The National Museum of Finland is a work of art set in a stunning building dating back to 1910, representing one of Finland's most significant examples of national-romantic architecture. Within the museum, you can learn about Finland’s fascinating history from medieval times to the 19th century.

Afternoon Beautiful Canal Route Cruise

Beautiful Canal Route Cruise Normal entry €25.00

Enjoy a picturesque cruise of Helsinki's waters on a Beautiful Canal Route. Their boats will steer you through Helsinki's stunning banks and shores and showcase some of Helsinki's hidden gems from the water. You'll also pass top Helsinki attractions such as the historic Suomenlinna Island Fortress, Korkeasaari Zoo, the ice breaker fleet and Degerö Canal.

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Total Ticket Price €68.00

Day 3

Morning Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma

Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma Normal entry €14.00

Challenge your perceptions of Contemporary Art at the Kiasma Museum, part of the Finnish National Gallery. Defying the norms of a traditional art museum, it’s considered one of the country's leading contemporary art museums with world-class exhibitions of national and international artists’ works. A must-visit for contemporary culture vultures!

Midday HAM Helsinki

HAM Helsinki Normal entry €10.00

HAM Helsinki is a unique, city-wide art gallery showcasing its works in and around everyday spaces and buildings, such as parks, streets, and libraries. The main hub can be found in Tennis Palace – Tennispalatsi – but its 9,000 works are scattered all over the city. Visit the museum to see where you can find them and plot your own Art Trail around Helsinki.

Afternoon Sinebrychoff Art Museum

Sinebrychoff Art Museum Normal entry €12.00

Sinebrychoff Art Museum is part of the Finnish National Gallery, specialising in old European art. It boasts Finland’s most valuable collection of paintings by the old masters, as well as Swedish portraits, Dutch and Flemish genre paintings, and Italian and French paintings and miniatures.

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Total Ticket Price €36.00

The Total Ticket Cost for the above itinerary is 152,00 € - A 3 Day Helsinki Card costs 68,00 €. That's a saving of 84,00 € + for 3 days you travel free of charge on public transport.