Route & dates
10 days in Finland Itinerary
Drive + Fly: 9h 30min
Helsinki— 5 nights
Drive: 1h 45min
Turku— 2 nights
Fly + Drive: 29h
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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.Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Escape the urban bustle at Pihlajasaari Recreational Park and Fagerö Kaunissaari. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Kaitalampi in Espoo, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and make a trip to Senate Square.
To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.
Swakopmund, Namibia to Helsinki is an approximately 27-hour combination of car and flight. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.
Things to do in Helsinki
Fagerö Kaunissaari, Kaitalampi
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Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): explore the world behind art at Turku Art Museum, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Sat): enjoy the music at Sibeliusmuseum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.
To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip builder .
You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.
Things to do in Turku
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