12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Helsinki

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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 3rd (Thu), trek along The Archipelago Trail, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then make a trip to Naantali Old Town. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Turku day trip planner.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 Valkmusa National Park. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rock Church and Ullanlinna. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, cruise along King's Road, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning site .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Flamingo Entertainment Centre, Valkmusa National Park, King's Road
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna