7 days in Finland Itinerary

7 days in Finland Itinerary

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7 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Durham
+2
bus + foot + Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h
End: Durham

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.
Pack the 13th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and make a trip to Senate Square.

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Durham, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Durham to Helsinki, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Durham in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

1
night
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 16th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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