7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Paris

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 17th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, and then trek along Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, then trek along The Archipelago Trail, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kultaranta Garden.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Turku road trip planning site .

Paris, France to Turku is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Turku is 1 hour. Traveling from Paris in August, expect Turku to be a bit cooler, temps between 23°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Escape the urban bustle at Aurinkolahti Beach and Nuuksio National Park. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, wander the streets of Ullanlinna, and brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki day trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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