15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Los Angeles
Fly:  23​h
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: Los Angeles

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Visit Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Vaski Adventure Island (in Naantali), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Old Rauma (in Rauma). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, explore the world behind art at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip maker tool .

Los Angeles, USA to Turku is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Los Angeles to Turku is 10 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Turku hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Rauma, Kuusisto Manor, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
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.
Appreciate the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ullanlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 61°F during the day and 45°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Centre, Nuuksio National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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