8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  17​h
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h
End: Kuala Lumpur

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Room Escape Games. Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo--about 50 minutes away. Pack the 14th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo).

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online itinerary maker .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Helsinki due to the time zone difference. In September, Helsinki is colder than Kuala Lumpur - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Room Escape Games

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
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 16th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, make a trip to ArtBank, then enjoy some diversion at Adventure Park, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Mon): stroll through Kupittaa Park, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip app .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Trails

Side Trip

ArtBank
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail

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