10 days in Finland Itinerary

10 days in Finland Itinerary

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10 days in Finland Itinerary

Budapest
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Budapest

5
days
Helsinki

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ullanlinna and Kallio Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Hame Castle (in Haemeenlinna) and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Design Museum, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

To find ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki driving holiday website .

Budapest, Hungary to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in July, expect Helsinki to be slightly colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Shopping, #Historic Sites, #Spas

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Hame Castle, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre
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Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market
Kallio Church ©
Kallio Church
Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Old Rauma (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take an in-depth tour of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and admire the masterpieces at Turku Art Museum.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Old Rauma
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
days
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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