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 Turku Cathedral make great kid-friendly stops. Get out of town with these interesting Turku side-trips: St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun) and Tammelan kirkko (in Tammela). There's lots more to do: have fun at Flowpark Turku, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma.

To see reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary website.

Vilnius, Lithuania to Turku is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Vilnius in August, you will find days in Turku are a bit cooler (23°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough 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: Porvoo (The Runeberg Home, Söderskärin majakka, &more), Espoo (Stora Herro Island, Kaitalampi, &more) and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto (in Vantaa). Pack the 19th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Spend the 1st (Tue) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), delve into the lush surroundings at Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, and admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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