2 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

2 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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2 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

1
day
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.
On the 11th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip planner .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 71°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 70°F, and evening lows to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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