6 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  5​h
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
bus:  45​min
2
Porvoo
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Berlin

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then take in nature's colorful creations at Observatory Hill Park, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planning tool .

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Porvoo

Porvoo ©
Porvoo, one of Finland's oldest and prettiest towns, boasts cobbled streets, famous red-brick warehouses, and a charming river.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of The Runeberg Home, steep yourself in history at Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally stroll through Fredrika Runebergs Park.

Planning Porvoo trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.

You can drive from Helsinki to Porvoo in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Porvoo, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You've now added Ispoinen Beach and Sauna to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku attractions website .

Traveling by car from Porvoo to Turku takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kupittaa Park ©
Kupittaa Park
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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