3 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

3 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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3 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: San Francisco
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  13​h 45​min
End: San Francisco

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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.
For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing planner .

San Francisco, USA to Turku is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. You'll lose 10 hours traveling from San Francisco to Turku due to the time zone difference. In May, Turku is little chillier than San Francisco - with highs of 59°F and lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church and then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Helsinki holiday planner .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. On the 8th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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