11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Rosala Viking Centre and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Bellevue Beach and The Archipelago Trail. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Pike's Gut (in Hanko), Bengtskar Lighthouse (in Rosala) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Rauma Water Tower, & more). The adventure continues: make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, see the interesting displays at Bonk Museum, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airport is Turku Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Uusikaupunki, Hanko, Rosala, Korpo Church
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
On the 3rd (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 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. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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