8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Kuusisto Manor. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have fun at Moomin World, take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Stockholm to Turku due to the time zone difference. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Visit Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park for their historical value. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: stroll through Aurinkolahti Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and head off the coast to Pihlajasaari Recreational Park.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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