8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour planner

Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo) and Katajanokka. Popular historic sites such as Mannerheim Museum and Kamppi Chapel of Silence are in your itinerary. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Heureka in Vantaa--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, see the interesting displays at Finnish Aviation Museum, get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. In February, Helsinki is slightly colder than Brussels - with highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Vepsa Island. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Turku online trip planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. February in Turku sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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