5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

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

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.
Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
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 22nd (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku online driving holiday planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) 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
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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