Helsinki Itinerary 2 Days

Things to See in Helsinki in 2 days

If you are looking for the best things to see in Helsinki in 2 days, these are the attractions you must include in your Helsinki itinerary for 2 days. Explore further to plan a perfect trip of 2 days in Helsinki.

This Plan is Good for You if You Are:

  • Visiting Helsinki for the first time and have 2 days in hand
  • Looking for places to visit in 2 days in Helsinki
  • Staying in Helsinki and wondering how to spend 2 days in Helsinki with family and kids
  • Backpacker planning to spend 48 hours in Helsinki
  • Want to create Helsinki itinerary on your own
  • Planning weekend vacation of 2 days in Helsinki

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2 Days in Helsinki - Perfect Weekend Guide

The lively capital of Finland, Helsinki is the most underrated destination in the Scandinavian countries. The trendy neighborhoods, the eclectic food scene, the huge plethora of museums and of course the icy Baltic Sea make a trip to Helsinki exciting and memorable! Look at this Helsinki Itinerary 2 Days to know about how you can make the most of 48 hours in Helsinki.

How to spend 2 days in Helsinki?

Day 1 In Helsinki

The National Museum of Finland

Illustrating Finnish history from the prehistoric era to today’s modern-day Finland, The National Museum of Finland with its temporary and permanent interactive exhibits is a must-visit place in Helsinki. Spend your morning going through the six parts of the museum and go for guided tours if you want to know more.

Address: Mannerheimintie 34, 00100 Helsinki, Finland.

Timings: 11:00 am - 06:00 pm 

Ticket Price: 8 EUR.

Helsinki Cathedral

The distinctly towering white-colored structure of the Helsinki Cathedral is an iconic monument in Helsinki. Constructed in 1852, this cathedral was originally built as a tribute to the Tzar Nicholas I of Russia. Admire the neoclassic style of architecture and soak in the history of Finland when you visit this church on the first afternoon of your stay in Helsinki.

Address: Unionsgatan 29, 00170 Helsingfors, Finland, Helsinki

Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

Senate Square

Presenting the symbolic Carl Ludvig Engel's architecture, the Senate Square in the center of Helsinki has always been a historically prominent place in Finland. Today, it is one of the main tourist attractions of Helsinki housing numerous popular structures and buildings.

Kaivopuisto Park

One of the oldest and the most famous parks in Helsinki, Kaivopuisto Park is the perfect place to relax and end your first day in the city. Featuring long winding paths and old vegetation, as well as offering splendid views of the Baltic Sea, this park is the ideal place for unwinding after a tiring day of sightseeing.

Day 2 In Helsinki


A Swedish-era maritime fortress, Suomenlinna, originally called Sveaborg or Viapori in Finnish, is an inhabited sea fortress built on six islands in Helsinki. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, this place is perfect to kickstart your second day in the city. Explore the Suomenlinna Museum, go for the exciting art walk and hike around the fort. You can end your visit here by having a picnic lunch.

Address: Suomenlinna C 40, 00190 Helsinki, Finland

Timings: 06:00 am - 11:00 pm

Market Square

In the afternoon, pay a visit to one of the most famous tourist attractions in Finland, the Market Square. Stroll through the numerous markets, interact with the locals and sample the freshly-caught fish delicacies sold by the street-side vendors at the Market Square!

Address: Pohjoisesplanadi, 00170 Helsinki, Finland

Timings: 08:00 am - 04:00 pm

Helsinki Central Station

Considered to be one of Helsinki's most recognizable attractions, Helsinki Central Station is the most admired Finnish architectural work in the city. The unique feature of this station is the set of four granite guards at the main entrance. Spend some time in the evening admiring this brilliant piece of architecture!

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Tours and Activities in Helsinki for 2 Days

Booking tours and tickets for popular attractions saves a lot of your time spent in a queue. Below are some of the tours and tickets recommended for 2 days in Helsinki

Best Hotels in Helsinki for 2 Day Trip

These are some of the hotels added in the past by our travelers to their Helsinki itinerary 2 days. Check out the hotels that suit you and add them to your trip plan.

With Less Days in Hand

With limited time in hand, explore our travel ideas for 1 day in Helsinki. During a short day trip you may visit the important attractions in Helsinki.

With More Days in Hand

With more than 2 days in hand, you can comfortably spend more time at famous attractions in Helsinki. Plan lunch or dinner at the best restaurants, enjoy night-outs, indulge in adventure activites. Explore 3 days and 4 days trip ideas for Helsinki.

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