12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Turku
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
End: Turku


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Old Rauma, &more) and Uusikaupunki (Bonk Museum & Automobile Museum). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Turku attractions planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Turku. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Uusikaupunki, Suomen Huvilupa Oy, Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre


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.
On the 29th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), thendon't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally stop by Marttiini Senaatintori. On the next day, admire the striking features of Old Customs House, thenexplore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, thenget your game on at Labyrinth Games Room Escape, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

Start your trip to Helsinki by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Sun) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral