8 days in Helsinki & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Finnish Archipelago Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland holiday maker

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive
3
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive to Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Fly to Melbourne

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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kallio Church. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cathedral of Porvoo and Mannerheim Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, contemplate the long history of The Aalto House, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip builder app.

Melbourne, Australia to Helsinki is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. Traveling from Melbourne to Helsinki, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In August, Helsinki is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 27:

Turku

— 1 night
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then get engrossed in the history at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and finally steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Turku online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 27 — 28:

Hanko

— 1 night
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach and then steep yourself in history at Pike's Gut.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Hanko trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Hanko takes 2 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Hanko

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 29: