3 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

3 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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3 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 15​min
End: Tallinn

1
night
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 16th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and finally stop by Taiga Colors. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and finally kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip app .

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Wed), gain insight at Turku Cathedral, buy something for everyone on your list at Kauppakeskus Mylly, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku route site .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly

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