4 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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

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 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirkkonummen kirkko, then admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), make a trip to Senate Square, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and finally explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Helsinki day trip planning site .

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. June in Helsinki sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kirkkonummen kirkko
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find where to stay and other tourist information, use the Turku online driving holiday planner .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in June, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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