7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rauma Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rauma Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Rauma Itinerary

Start: Joensuu
Fly:  3​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Rauma
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Joensuu

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: contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online visit planner .

Joensuu to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Joensuu in October: highs in Helsinki hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

2
nights
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 9th (Wed): stroll through The Archipelago Trail, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Uto, take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum, and then explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield.

For ratings and other tourist information, read our Turku online trip maker .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Turku are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to drive to Rauma.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Rauma

Rauma ©
Rauma is a town and municipality of ca. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, visit a coastal fixture at Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, and finally stop by Ruokapuoti Lumo.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Rauma travel itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Rauma takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Rauma are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rauma

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Ruokapuoti Lumo ©
Ruokapuoti Lumo

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