6 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Teijo National Park and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, see the interesting displays at Helsinki University Museum (Helsingin Yliopiston Museo), and contemplate the long history of Pohjolan toimitalo.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki route planning app.

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then take an in-depth tour 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 next day: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and then kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku route website.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Wildlife
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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