10 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Porvoo
— 1 night
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Turku
— 1 night
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Houston, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Houston in September; daily highs in Helsinki reach 61°F and lows reach 45°F. You will leave for Porvoo on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 7:

Porvoo

— 1 night
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): get some fabulous bargains at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Porvoo trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Porvoo takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to fly to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:
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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 8th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku itinerary planning site.

Fly from Porvoo to Turku in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in September, and nighttime lows around 44°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Here are some ideas for day two: browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and then stroll around Kaisaniemi Botanic Garden.

To find where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. On the 12th (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 9 — 12: