15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Mumbai
Fly:  20​h
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
Mumbai

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Old Rauma for their historical value. Visiting Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Rauma Water Tower). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku route maker app .

Mumbai, India to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 3 hours. In December, Turku is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

10
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fortress of Suomenlinna and National Museum of Finland. Step out of the city life by going to Aurinkolahti Beach and Korkeasaari Zoo. Venture out of the city with trips to Kokonniemi (in Porvoo) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park & Serena Water Park). Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki travel planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Helsinki are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Theme Parks

Side Trips

Espoo, Vantaa, Kokonniemi, King's Road
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral