22 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

22 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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22 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Lahore
Fly:  19​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 11 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Fly:  18​h
End: Lahore

11
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Rauma (The Old Town Hall Museum, Old Rauma, & more), Parainen (Pargas Lime Stone Quarry, Pargas / Parainen Local History Museum, & more) and Pori (Pori Art Museum, Juselius Mausoleum, & more). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, take a spin around town with Bike Rental - by Carfield, and explore the galleries of Louhisaari Manor.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Turku is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -3 hour difference. In September, Turku is much colder than Lahore - with highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rauma, Pargas, Pori, Naantali, Rosala Viking Centre
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 22:
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

9
nights
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.
Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 26th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 29th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Sep 22 — Oct 1:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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