11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 6 nights
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Helsinki
— 2 nights
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ett Hem Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Pernio (Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy & Teijo National Park), Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path, Gunnarstrand, &more) and The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, contemplate the long history of Kuusisto Manor, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary builder website.

Phoenix, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from Phoenix in July, expect Turku to be colder, temps between 70°F and 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 2 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Turku Cathedral ©
Must see
Turku Cathedral
4.4
Turku Castle ©
Must see
Turku Castle
4.5

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

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 visit Ullanlinna, then stop by Katajanokka, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On your second day here, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 8 — 10:
Highlights from your trip
Katajanokka ©
Must see
Katajanokka
4.3
Kansallisgalleria ©
Must see
Kansallisgalleria
4.2

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