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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

If you are flying in from Costa Rica, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip maker website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Fun & Games Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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