12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Turku
1
Turku
— 5 nights
train:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 6 nights
End: Helsinki

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately 1h 30 min away. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden.

For where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Morocco, the closest major airport is Turku Airport. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

6
nights
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.
Pack the 29th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 3rd (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Museums, #Outdoors

Side Trip

The Finnish Museum of Horology
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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