7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland travel route planner

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Fly
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly to London Heathrow, Train to Bristol

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Turku

— 2 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku online itinerary maker.

Bristol, UK to Turku is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bristol to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Mannerheim Museum. Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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