6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 31st (Sat), deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, then grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, then examine the collection at Turku Waterworks Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Turku visit planner .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, Turku is a bit cooler at night with lows of 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Trails

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Helsinki day trip website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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