11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Moomin World and Vaski Adventure Island. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and admire the local landmark of Harmonia.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder website .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Naantali, Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

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.
Attractions like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa), Riverside Park (in Kotka) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 28th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, identify plant and animal life at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila

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