5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Hartford
Drive + Fly:  18 h 15 min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  23 h 30 min
End: Hartford

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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 6th (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, steep yourself in history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then hunt for treasures at Hakaniemi Market, and finally look for gifts at Pien Shop & Bar. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and then make a trip to Market Square Kauppatori.

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Hartford, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 22- hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Hartford to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Hartford in November: highs in Helsinki hover around 40°F, while lows dip to 32°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time 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 ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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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 8th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 40°F in November, and nighttime lows around 32°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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