5 days in Finland Itinerary

5 days in Finland Itinerary

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5 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Gdansk
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Gdansk

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 5th (Sat): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku road trip app .

Gdansk, Poland to Turku is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Gdansk to Turku is 1 hour. Traveling from Gdansk in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Turku, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

1
night
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 7th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then meet the residents at Helsinki Zoo, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral. On the next day, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip planning tool .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 60°F during the day and 42°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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