6 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  5​h 15​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Gothenburg

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.
Let the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) capture your imagination. Take a break from the city and head to Teijo national park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Elimaki to see Arboretum Mustila about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, steep yourself in history at Pohjolan toimitalo, and see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo).

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki road trip site .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Gothenburg to Helsinki is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 24th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then gain interesting insight with Ett Hem Museum, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Thu): examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday website .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

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

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