14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
— 8 nights
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Laukko Manor and Turun Taidehalli. Shop till you drop at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahalli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

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Zagreb, Croatia to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Zagreb to Turku. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in October; daily highs in Turku reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 8 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.
Shop till you drop at Galerie Forsblom and Kamppi Shopping Centre. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo (Riimikko & Nasin Kartanon Galleria), Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Art Gallery Merila). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, don't miss a visit to The Esplanadi Park, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori.

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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