15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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15 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Munich
Fly:  8 h 15 min
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Munich


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Discover out-of-the-way places like Old Rauma and Kurjenrahka National Park. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Teijo National Park (in Pernio), Lenholm Conservation Area (in Parainen) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Turku planner .

Munich, Germany to Turku is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Munich to Turku is 1 hour. When traveling from Munich in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Lenholm Conservation Area, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral


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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Tuusulanjarvi (Lake Tuusula). Popular historic sites such as Temppeliaukion Church and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church.

Before you visit Helsinki, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Espoo, Porvoo, Evo Hiking Area, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Lemmenlaakson luonnonsuojelualue
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna