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

— 6 nights
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 Teijo National Park. Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: The Church of the Holy Cross (in Rauma), Hanko (Tulliniemi Nature Path, Gunnarstrand, &more) and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Katanpaa, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker.

Phoenix, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 9 hours. Traveling from Phoenix in July, things will get colder in Turku: highs are around 70°F and lows about 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Wildlife

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Helsinki

— 2 nights

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

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