8 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Start: Brussels
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 30​min
End: Cincinnati

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Hakaniemi Market, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), Senate Square, and other attractions you added. Kansallisgalleria and Helsinki City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rock Church and The Esplanadi Park. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stop by OMA Puoti, admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, and explore the activities along Ruoholahti Canal.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip website .

Brussels, Belgium to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Brussels to Helsinki is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius, Porvoo Old Town
Find places to stay May 24 — 27:
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 28th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then gain insight at Turku Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Turku road trip planning site .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. May in Turku sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. On the 30th (Thu), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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