5 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Toronto
Fly:  16​h
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Toronto

1
day
Turku

Turku ©
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 21st (Wed): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker website .

Toronto, Canada to Turku is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Turku is 7 hours. Traveling from Toronto in August, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum

3
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Room Escape Games and Hakaniemi Market. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 23rd (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Rock Church, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki trip builder tool .

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

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park

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