16 days in Helsinki, Turku & Espoo Itinerary

16 days in Helsinki, Turku & Espoo Itinerary

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Helsinki
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Turku
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Espoo
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Helsinki
— 7 nights
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Helsinki

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and then wander the streets of Katajanokka.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Dubai to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Dubai in July, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Neighborhoods
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Bellevue Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko), Rosala (Rosala Viking Centre & Bengtskar Lighthouse) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Old Rauma). There's still lots to do: browse the collection at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku travel site.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can drive to Espoo.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Espoo

Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. On the 26th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Nuuksio National Park.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Espoo visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Espoo in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Espoo are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Parks · Nature
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Highlights from your trip

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Helsinki

Daughter of the Baltic

Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Pack the 1st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Enjoy Helsinki some more: glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, hike along Santalahti Nature Trail, and explore the world behind art at Design Museum.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki attractions planning tool.

Helsinki is just a stone's throw from Espoo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Outdoors · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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