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: Cincinnati
Fly:  14​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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 Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, Porvoo Old Town, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route planner .

Cincinnati, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Cincinnati to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cincinnati in September, with highs in Helsinki at 19°C and lows at 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum

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

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Senate Square as well as 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 make a trip to The Esplanadi Park, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church.

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 Parks Shopping
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
The Esplanadi Park ©
The Esplanadi Park

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