11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Temppeliaukio Church and Senate Square. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Pack the 13th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Milan in August, things will get a bit cooler in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Family-friendly places like Turku Castle and Adventure Park will thrill your kids. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Old Rauma, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, step aboard Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and find something for the whole family at Vaski Adventure Island.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online holiday maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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