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: London
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  16​h
End: Cincinnati

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes The Runeberg Home, Willatar, Castle Hill, and other attractions. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St Henry, see the interesting displays at Taidekoti Kirpila, and steep yourself in history at Sederholm House (Sederholmin Talo).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from London to Helsinki, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. On the 30th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Martinkirkko has been added to your itinerary. On the 30th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

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Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Martinkirkko ©
Martinkirkko

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. You will leave for home on the 1st (Sat).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours
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