4 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
End: London

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 15th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 16th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island and then admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

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night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
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Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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