10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights

6
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Espoo (Nuuksio National Park, Kaitalampi, &more). Pack the 24th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaaren Elaintarha.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki travel planner.

If you are flying in from Romania, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
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 28th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then browse the exhibits of Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku online journey maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April in Turku, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and -1°C at night. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Apr 27 — 30:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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