5 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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

1
day
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 19th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Vepsa Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Turku online itinerary planner .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in October, things will get little chillier in Turku: highs are around 10°C and lows about 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, step off the mainland to explore Pihlajasaari Recreational Park, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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