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: Bratislava
bus + Fly:  6​h
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Porvoo
— 1 night
Fly:  14​h
End: Bratislava

1
night
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.
SkyWheel Helsinki has been added to your itinerary.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey planner.

Bratislava, Slovakia to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, flight, and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bratislava to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Bratislava in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku vacation maker app .

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in May, and nighttime lows around 5°C. On the 18th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Porvoo.

Things to do in Turku

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

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 18th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Porvoo visit planner.

You can drive from Turku to Porvoo in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Porvoo can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Porvoo

Museums Historic Sites
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Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum ©
Porvoo Doll and Toy Museum
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
The Runeberg Home ©
The Runeberg Home

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