9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Brussels
Fly:  11​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Brussels

3
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Turku City Library. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Pargas Lime Stone Quarry in Parainen, approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Turku holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Museums

Side Trips

Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Kultaranta Garden
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. Pack the 9th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Museums, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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