4 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

4 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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4 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Geneva
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Geneva

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Turku route site .

Geneva, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Geneva to Turku due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Geneva in May, with highs in Turku at 17°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
Find places to stay May 27 — 28:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, then explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and finally get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
Find places to stay May 27 — 29:
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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