5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tampere
train:  1​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
End: Tampere

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 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and then make a trip to Kultaranta Garden.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planner .

Tampere to Turku is an approximately 2-hour train ride. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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