7 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
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23

Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki planning website.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Helsinki is 1 hour. Traveling from Dusseldorf in October, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 10°C and 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Go for a jaunt from Turku to Salo to see VMB Fishing about 50 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and deepen your appreciation for local ecosystems through Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

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