7 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  2​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h
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 Senate Square, Walking tours, Hakaniemi Market, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Senate Square, go all around town with City Tours, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Porvoo, then stop by Riimikko, and finally make a trip to Porvoo Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. May in Helsinki sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 29th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Ett Hem Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Martinkirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, examine the collection at Marela Museum House, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku travel route planning app .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 29 — 30:
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Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki
To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You will leave for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Tours
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