11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Navy Jerry's, Liberty or Death and BrewDog Helsinki. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Maritime Centre Vellamo. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland capture your imagination. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, &more) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Medieval Market has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Sun), take in a show at Turku Medieval Market, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Louhisaari Manor, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, then admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. September in Turku sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

Side Trips

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