10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Vantaa to see Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto about 30 minutes away. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, stop by Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and take a stroll through Katajanokka.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Zurich in July: highs in Helsinki hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Teijo National Park. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

Side Trips

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