5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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

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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava, and stop by Artisaani.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki itinerary planning tool .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 26th (Fri), view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and then take a stroll through Naantali Old Town.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turun Kauppahalli ©
Turun Kauppahalli
Galleria Joella ©
Galleria Joella

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