12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary maker

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Turku
— 2 nights
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Helsinki
— 9 nights

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 22nd (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel and then hike along The Archipelago Trail. On your second day here, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then stroll through Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Turku Airport. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites · Trails · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 24:

Helsinki

— 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Oodi Central Library and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and admire the masterpieces at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art.

To see maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki vacation builder site.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 24 — Nov 2: