14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv
Fly:  13​h
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Tel Aviv

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kids will enjoy Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Teijo national park (in Pernio) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: have fun at Moomin World, make a trip to Kultaranta Garden, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Turku is an approximately 13-hour flight. When traveling from Tel Aviv in August, plan for little chillier days and cooler nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali, Teijo national park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Get outdoors at Korkeasaari Zoo and Nuuksio National Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Siltakyla to see Valkmusa National Park about 1h 50 min away. Pack the 14th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Fortress of Suomenlinna, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Valkmusa National Park, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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