11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

7
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Old Rauma and Bellevue Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Pike's Gut (in Hanko), Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma Water Tower, &more). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, make a trip to Korpo Church, and kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major aiport is Turku Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Hanko, Uusikaupunki, Rosala, Kultaranta Garden
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): stroll through Hietaranta Beach, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenadmire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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