29 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

29 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 10 nights
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Helsinki
— 17 nights
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Turku

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Mylly or Laukko Manor. Visit Turku Castle and Archangel Michael's church for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Rauma (Ruokapuoti Lumo, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more) and Teijo National Park (in Pernio). There's still lots to do: buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary site.

Quebec City, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 7 hours. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in December, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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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.
Head to Kamppi Shopping Centre and Sibelius Hallfor plenty of shopping. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop, Nasin Kartanon Galleria, &more), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Pack the 13th (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Artisaani, identify plant and animal life at Arboretum Mustila, and browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Jumbo.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki route planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Shopping · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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