5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Minneapolis
Fly:  20​h 15​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 15​min
Minneapolis

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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 19th (Thu): kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, and then wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku online tour planner .

Minneapolis, USA to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Minneapolis to Turku is 8 hours. Traveling from Minneapolis in July, things will get slightly colder in Turku: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

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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 21st (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and then browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurinkolahti Beach, and then admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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