Route & dates
20 days in Finland Itinerary
Drive + Fly: 12h 30min
Helsinki— 12 nights
Turku— 7 nights
Drive: 12h 15min
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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.Pack the 4th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki. There's lots more to do: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Park & Monument.
To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki vacation builder.
Poprad, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Poprad in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki: temperatures range from 10°C by day to 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Turku.
Things to do in Helsinki
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Rauma (Rauman museo, Vanha Raatihuone & Old Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, trek along The Archipelago Trail, don't miss a visit to ArtBank, and examine the collection at Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum.
For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Turku travel itinerary planner.
You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.
Things to do in Turku
Rauma, Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, ArtBank
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