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Helsinki stopover - worth extending and seeing other parts?

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Helsinki stopover - worth extending and seeing other parts?

Hi,

We have the option of a stopover in Helsinki - travelling with a 9 month old in sept. is it worth it and if so for how long? And is it worth staying longer and visiting another part of Finland? We have 5 wks away and other destinations are France and italy - so it would probably be a matter of not doing Italy if we decided to do more of Finland than just Helsinki - just because we don't want too much moving around with the baby and enjoy holidays where we stay a few night in each place. We prefer villages and smaller towns than main cities usually but Helsinki looks fascinating.

Appreciate any advice!

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1. Re: Helsinki stopover - worth extending and seeing other parts?

In September summer is well over in Finland, and with a small child it's a no-brainer - you might do a tour of Helsinki, but touring Finland in the likely chilly and drizzly Finnish autumn? Not at Italy's expense.

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2. Re: Helsinki stopover - worth extending and seeing other parts?

I agree with John: Helsinki is great for a 2-3 day stop, but elsewhere Finland is really for nature lovers, distances are large and there are a LOT of trees.

Had you thought of somewhere like Budapest or Vienna instead of Helsinki ? both have a lot more to offer, and are nearer to Paris/ Rome.

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3. Re: Helsinki stopover - worth extending and seeing other parts?

There are nice places to visit in Finland outside Helsinki, but September is hopelessly too late for that.

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