10 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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10 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Start: Montreal
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Montreal

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): take a stroll through Katajanokka, then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally stroll the grounds of Hietaniemi Cemetery. On your second day here, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally admire the striking features of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki visit planner.

Montreal, Canada to Helsinki is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Montreal to Helsinki is 7 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites
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Katajanokka ©
Katajanokka
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bellevue Beach and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Step out of Turku to go to Rosala and see Bengtskar Lighthouse, which is approximately 1h 45 min away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip builder .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach, Bengtskar Lighthouse
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, tour the pleasant surroundings at Fredrika Runebergs Park, get a taste of the local shopping with Nasin Kartanon Galleria, then admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Castle Hill and then examine the collection at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Loviisa tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Turku to Loviisa by car takes about 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 8°C in April, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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