5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Lakeland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 1 night
2
Turku
— 1 night
3
Hameenlinna
— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 18th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Turku are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Hameenlinna.

Things to do in Turku

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

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nights
Hameenlinna

Hameenlinna ©
Hämeenlinna is a city and municipality of about inhabitants in the heart of the historical province of Häme in the south of Finland. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Hauhon kirkko, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hame Castle.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Hameenlinna trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Hameenlinna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Hameenlinna can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hameenlinna

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Holy Cross Church, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
Hame Castle ©
Hame Castle
Hauhon kirkko ©
Hauhon kirkko

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