5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rauma Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rauma Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rauma Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
Rauma
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 30​min
Minneapolis

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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 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder website .

Minneapolis, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Minneapolis to Helsinki. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Minneapolis in July: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 71°F and lows are around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Museums, #Outdoors, #Tours
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Stand-Up Paddleboarding

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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.
On the 20th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island.

For photos and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Turku sees daily highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Outdoors, #Wildlife
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Yyteri Beach and then kick back and relax at Herrainpaivat Beach.

To find ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rauma online sightseeing planner .

You can drive from Turku to Rauma in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Rauma are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches

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Pori
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
The Church of the Holy Cross ©
The Church of the Holy Cross

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