Route & dates
Drive + Fly: 12 h 30 min
Helsinki— 12 nights
Drive: 2 h
Turku— 7 nights
Fly + Drive: 12 h 15 min
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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 Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and make a trip to Senate Square.
For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online trip itinerary planner.
Poprad, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Poprad, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough 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.Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum & Old Rauma), Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and ArtBank (in Pargas). There's lots more to do: explore the galleries of Turku Castle, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.
To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Turku journey planner.
Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Turku sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
Things to do in Turku
Naantali, Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, ArtBank
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