6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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6 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: Paris

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island. On the 11th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along The Archipelago Trail, make a trip to Naantali Old Town, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker app .

Paris, France to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Paris to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, Turku is little chillier than Paris - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Archangel Michael's church ©
Archangel Michael's church

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and The Crusell Bridge. Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through The Esplanadi Park, and take a stroll through Ullanlinna.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki itinerary maker .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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