11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13 h
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
— 8 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Tel Aviv


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 19th (Sun): head off the coast to Vepsa Island and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 13-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for a bit cooler days in Turku, with highs around 23°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island


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.
Get outdoors at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Hietaranta Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Sibelius Hall (in Lahti) and Valkmusa National Park (in Siltakyla). There's still lots to do: brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, pick up some local products at Hietalahti Market, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and look for gifts at Marimekko.

To find maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online vacation planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Shopping

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park, Sibelius Hall, Valkmusa National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©