7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Bristol
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Bristol

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Ett Hem Museum. Get some historical perspective at Turku Cathedral and Archangel Michael's church. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Bristol, UK to Turku is an approximately 14-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. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Naantali Old Town
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Naantali Old Town ©
Naantali Old Town
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, shop like a local with Hakaniemi Market, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and look for gifts at TeeMaa Tea House.

For where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki road trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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