11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

7
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: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki day trip planning website .

If you are flying in from Ghana, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, King's Road
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 22:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion 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.
You've now added The Archipelago Trail to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Mon), trek along The Archipelago Trail, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku attractions planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Turku are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. On the 25th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Moomin World
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 25:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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