4 days in Helsinki Region & Southwest Finland Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki Region & Southwest Finland Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki Region & Southwest Finland Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Dubai

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.
On the 29th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki day trip planning site .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Helsinki is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Dubai in November, things will get colder in Helsinki: highs are around 5°C and lows about 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

1
night
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 1st (Sat): get lost in a book at Turku City Library, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip website .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Turku are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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