4 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  12​h
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: London

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku itinerary builder website .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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