7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour builder app .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, Turku is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukion Church, get in on the family fun at Linnanmaki Amusement Park, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki tour builder website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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