3 days in Helsinki & Southwest Finland Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Tallinn
Ferry:  1 h 45 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— Few hours
End: Turku

2
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 7th (Sat), step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2- hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip tool.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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