35 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

35 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
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Turku

— 11 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Attractions like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Tammelan kirkko (in Tammela). The adventure continues: add some adventure to your tour with Aavameri, learn more about the world around you at Forssa Museum of Natural History, appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and get engrossed in the history at Forssa Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary maker site.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Turku is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. When traveling from Vilnius in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Turku: temperatures range from 23°C by day to 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 23 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Temppeliaukio Church and Helsinki Cathedral will thrill your kids. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Hiidenkirnut (in Askola), Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Söderskärin majakka, &more) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Spend the 4th (Fri) exploring nature at Nuuksio National Park. Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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