5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Brussels

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 6th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, have fun at Moomin World, and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker website .

Brussels, Belgium to Turku is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Turku is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums

Side Trip

Moomin World
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally make a trip to Senate Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market, then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally admire the masterpieces at Design Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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