27 days in Espoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

27 days in Espoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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27 days in Espoo, Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Espoo
1
Espoo
— 20 nights
bus:  30​min
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
End: Espoo

20
nights
Espoo

Espoo ©
Espoo is the second largest city and municipality in Finland. Head to Sello and Kauppakeskus Willafor some retail therapy. Popular historic sites such as Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Holy Cross Church are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Espoo: Hameenlinna (Vankilamuseo, Linna Golf & Country Club, & more), Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and The Finnish Railway Museum (in Hyvinkaa). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 15th (Sat) at Serena Water Park. There's still lots to do: head outdoors with Arctic Expedition, look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve, tee off at Tapiola Golf, and take in the pleasant sights at Visavuori.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Espoo tour itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Kenya, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a bus to Helsinki.

Things to do in Espoo

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Raseborg, Kirkkonummi, Lohja, Parola
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Hvittrask ©
Hvittrask
Visavuori ©
Visavuori

3
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.
On the 1st (Mon), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. On the next day, identify plant and animal life at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker .

Helsinki is very close to Espoo. In June in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova