32 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

32 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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32 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 28 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

28
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mannerheim Museum and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Take a break from the city and head to Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum and Arboretum Mustila. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo, Runeberg Park, & more), Aurlahti Beach (in Lohja) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Spend the 24th (Wed) exploring nature at Sipoonkorpi National Park. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Vantaa, Hameenlinna, Raseborg
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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 28th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along The Archipelago Trail, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Nagu Church
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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