11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Espoo Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Turku & Espoo Itinerary

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Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  7 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Espoo
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8 h 45 min
End: Tel Aviv

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get some cultural insight at Temppeliaukio Church and Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Change things up with a short trip to Sibelius Hall in Lahti (about 1h 30 min away). Pack the 22nd (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: hunt for treasures at Old Market Hall, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Helsinki holiday website.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Tel Aviv in August, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (24°C), and nights are much colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trips

Sibelius Hall, Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thensee the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 27th (Mon), walk around Nuuksio National Park. Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Aurlahti Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Espoo online vacation planner.

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 28th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Aurlahti Beach
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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