14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Espoo Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Espoo Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Espoo
— 3 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Islamabad

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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Söderskärin majakka in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, make a trip to Senate Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip tool.

Istanbul, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Istanbul in March, plan for slightly colder days in Helsinki, with highs around 3°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip builder tool.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In March, daytime highs in Turku are 3°C, while nighttime lows are -5°C. On the 10th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Trails
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Espoo

— 3 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Explore Espoo's surroundings by going to Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Suomen Lasimuseo (The Finnish Glass Museum) (in Riihimaki). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Nuuksio National Park, explore the world behind art at EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko, and examine the collection at The Finnish Museum of Horology.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Espoo trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Turku to Espoo by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -5°C. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Espoo

Nature · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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