10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Helsinki

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Get some cultural insight at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation maker website .

If you are flying in from Hungary, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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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.
On the 19th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Visiting Stand-Up Paddleboarding and Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Kaitalampi (in Espoo) and Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre (in Vantaa). See some other sides of Helsinki: pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Hame Castle, Holy Cross Church, Cathedral of Porvoo, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Haltia - The Finnish Nature Centre ©

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