5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Riga
Drive + ferry:  6​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  1​h
End: Riga

2
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.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, step into the grandiose world of Fortress of Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online journey planner .

Riga, Latvia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 5th (Sun): wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Neighborhoods, #Historic Sites

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
On the 6th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, then pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. On the next day, brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki sightseeing planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Museums
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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