14 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

14 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Espoo
— 7 nights
Drive
3
Loviisa
— 2 nights
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport

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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Turku Castle and Turku City Library. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Cathedral and Naantali Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). Next up on the itinerary: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Turku due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Espoo

— 7 nights
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Bring the kids along to Kaitalampi and Heureka. Change things up with these side-trips from Espoo: Ekenas Archipelago National Park (in Raseborg) and Helsinki (Hakaniemi Market, Market Square Kauppatori, &more). Pack the 12th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Design Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Espoo online trip builder.

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Espoo can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Loviisa.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Theme Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

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Loviisa

— 2 nights
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): take in the waterfront at Laivasilta, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Loviisan kirkko, revel in the low prices at Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): admire the striking features of Cathedral of Porvoo, stop by Willatar, and then enjoy some diversion at Porvoo Swimming Pool.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Loviisa road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Espoo to Loviisa takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Shopping

Side Trip

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