5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  17​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
+2
Fly + train + bus:  11​h 15​min
End: Abu Dhabi

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 23rd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Sibeliusmuseum, then examine the collection at Ett Hem Museum, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku route maker website .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Abu Dhabi to Turku. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Abu Dhabi in January; daily highs in Turku reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Sibeliusmuseum ©
Sibeliusmuseum

3
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 24th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, then browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, then get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip maker site .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach -3°C, while at night they dip to -9°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Sat).

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

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