11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Phoenix
Fly:  25​h
1
Turku
— 6 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  18​h 15​min
End: Phoenix


6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. Get outdoors at Teijo national park and Vepsa Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma), Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path, Gunnarstrand, & more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Phoenix, USA to Turku is an approximately 25-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Phoenix to Turku is 9 hours. In July, Turku is colder than Phoenix - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Hanko, Pernio, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor, The Church of the Holy Cross
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
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 9th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), then take a stroll through Ullanlinna, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour itinerary builder .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Laajalahti Nature Reserve
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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