5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

1
night
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 30th (Tue): hike along The Archipelago Trail, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku visit planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Trails Outdoors

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Adventure Park ©
Adventure Park

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.
Kids will enjoy Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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