3 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  2​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally stop by Taiga Colors. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online trip builder .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally browse the exhibits of Turku Castle.

For traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Shopping, #Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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