13 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

13 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Brussels
Fly:  8 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 7 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Brussels

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku road trip website.

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Moomin World, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Room Escape Games
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 12th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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