8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Durham
Fly:  20 h
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h 30 min
End: Durham

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 13th (Mon), examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Durham, USA to Turku is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 7 hour difference. While traveling from Durham, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Turku, ranging from highs of 59°F to lows of 40°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Outdoors
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Temppeliaukio Church and Stromforsin Ruukki. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately Espoo away. The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach, visit Ullanlinna, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 60°F and lows of 43°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

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