5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly to London Heathrow Airport, Drive to London

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Katajanokka. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, view the masterpieces at Galerie Anhava, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get a taste of the local shopping with Galleria Joella, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and then visit Naantali Old Town.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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