3 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

3 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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3 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 30​min
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

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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 17th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning tool .

Paris, France to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in August; daily highs in Turku reach 23°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, and finally admire the striking features of Rock Church.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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