5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Edmonton
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Turku
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Edmonton

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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.
To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku travel route planner.

Edmonton, Canada to Turku is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Edmonton to Turku is 9 hours. While traveling from Edmonton, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Spas Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Get some cultural insight at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Katajanokka, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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