4 days in Helsinki, Turku & Hameenlinna Itinerary

4 days in Helsinki, Turku & Hameenlinna Itinerary

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4 days in Helsinki, Turku & Hameenlinna Itinerary

Start: Genoa
Fly:  8​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Hameenlinna
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  9​h 45​min
End: Genoa

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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 30th (Tue), admire the striking features of Rock Church, explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

Genoa, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Genoa to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is slightly colder than Genoa - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

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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 31st (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

For more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to drive to Haemeenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Haemeenlinna trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Haemeenlinna in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Parks Historic Sites
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Aulanko ©
Aulanko
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle

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