8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Linden Esplanade (in Kotka) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Spend the 5th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, and stop by Katajanokka.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Helsinki travel planning tool.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in July, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Arboretum Mustila, Linden Esplanade, Ekenas Archipelago National Park, Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 6th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, thenget engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Turku journey planning tool.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Rauma, Nagu Church
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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