4 days in Finland Itinerary

4 days in Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Katajanokka, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki online visit planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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