6 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then stroll around Observatory Hill Park, and finally test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki itinerary planning app.

Berlin, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Berlin to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Helsinki are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to take a bus to Porvoo.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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): steep yourself in history at The Runeberg Home, then get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, then admire the landmark architecture of Cathedral of Porvoo, and finally see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House.

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

Getting from Helsinki to Porvoo by bus takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Porvoo

Historic Sites Museums
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Castle Hill ©
Castle Hill
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
Porvoo Museum/Holm House ©
Porvoo Museum/Holm House

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna has been added to your itinerary. On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then stroll around Kupittaa Park, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Porvoo to Turku by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to 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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