5 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Porvoo Old Town and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): walk around The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Riimikko, then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town, and finally explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki attractions tool .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Brussels in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Helsinki, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Turku journey planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Turku sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, Senate Square and Hakaniemi Market. On the 7th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, make a trip to Senate Square, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, and finally step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online holiday maker .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church