6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Pori Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Pori Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Turku & Pori Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Helsinki
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Pori
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
End: Helsinki

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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 12th (Sun): stroll through Hietaranta Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then deepen your knowledge of military history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally stop by Marimekko.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki online itinerary maker .

If you are flying in from Spain, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

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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 13th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then see the interesting displays at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli. On the next day, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku attractions planning website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can drive to Pori.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

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Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Pori

Pori ©
Pori is a city and municipality on the west coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Yyteri Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, look for gifts at Porin Kauppahalli, then take an in-depth tour of Rosenlew Museum, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Puuvilla.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Pori trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Pori in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Pori

#Museums, #Shopping, #Beaches

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Rauma
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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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