6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

St. Petersburg
train:  9​h
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
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1
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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 3rd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker website .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Turku is an approximately 6-hour car ride. You can also fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Turku. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from St. Petersburg in July since evenings lows in Turku dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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days
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Arboretum Mustila and Aurlahti Beach. Relax by the water at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. There's still lots to do: expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 7th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Aurlahti Beach
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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