20 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

20 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 12 nights
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Turku
— 7 nights

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Helsinki

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa), Jalolautta & SUP Rentals (in Loppi) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online road trip planner.

Izmir, Turkey to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Izmir to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Izmir in October, you will find days in Helsinki are a bit cooler (10°C), and nights are colder (1°C). You will have some time to spend on the 23rd (Fri) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy (in Pernio) and Salo (Mathildedalin Kylapanimo & VMB Fishing). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get in on the family fun at Vaski Adventure Island, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Turku tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Turku, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 23 — 30:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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