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.
You've added Navy Jerry's, Kontiki Finland - Experiences in Finland, Liberty or Death, and other attractions to your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Mannerheim Museum and Temppeliaukion Church. Explore hidden gems such as Maritime Centre Vellamo and Nuuksio National Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Porvoo Old Town, & more), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Porvoo, Kotka, Vantaa, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, Arboretum Mustila
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

3
nights
Turku

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. Kick off your visit 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku day trip website .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Louhisaari Manor, Old Rauma, Nagu Church
Find places to stay Sep 7 — 10:
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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