5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

Start: Amsterdam
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Amsterdam

1
night
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 16th (Fri), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary site .

Amsterdam, Holland to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

1
night
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 18th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Turku day trip website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

2
nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hauhon kirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hameenlinna takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Hameenlinna are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Hauhon kirkko ©
Hauhon kirkko

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