15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary
15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary
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Route & dates
Start: Los Angeles
Turku— 6 nights
Helsinki— 6 nights
End: Los Angeles
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Get some cultural insight at Naantali Old Town and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (Old Rauma & The Church of the Holy Cross) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, and get engrossed in the history at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House.
For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker.
Los Angeles, USA to Turku is an approximately 19-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Los Angeles in September, with highs in Turku at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.
Things to do in Turku
Naantali, Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
Find places to stay Sep 4 — 10:
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.Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and The Esplanadi Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and wander the streets of Design District.
To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning site.
Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °F, while at night they dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Center
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 16:
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