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


2
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius. Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Porvoo Museum/Holm House capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, get engrossed in the history at Alvar Aalto's studio, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

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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 changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Ainola - The Home of Aino and Jean Sibelius
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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 next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Martinkirkko, then take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku online journey planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daytime highs in Turku are 59°F, while nighttime lows are 40°F. You'll set off for home on the 30th (Thu).

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trip

Rauma
Find places to stay May 27 — 30:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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