7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cape Town
Fly:  18 h 30 min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  27 h
End: Cape Town

2
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.
Visiting Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, look for gifts at Boss Shop, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip maker website.

Cape Town, South Africa to Helsinki is an approximately 18.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of flight and train. In April, Helsinki is cooler than Cape Town - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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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 4th (Thu), stroll through Vepsa Island and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Turku trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. April in Turku sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of -1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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