6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

1
night
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 21st (Tue): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and finally trek along The Archipelago Trail.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from London in May since evenings lows in Turku dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Trails

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Kultaranta Garden
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Ekenas Archipelago National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Hakaniemi Market, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and make a trip to Senate Square.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip builder site .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Ekenas Archipelago National Park
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Ekenas Archipelago National Park ©
Ekenas Archipelago National Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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