13 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights

6
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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip site.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from Zurich to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Zurich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Louhisaari Manor (in Askainen), Bonk Museum (in Uusikaupunki) and Rauma (Kirsti - Sailor's Home Museum, The Church of the Holy Cross, &more). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To find more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Louhisaari Manor, Bonk Museum
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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