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 + Drive:  7​h 30​min
1
Loviisa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 1 night
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get to know the fascinating history of Castle Hill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Porvoo, then see the interesting displays at Porvoo Museum/Holm House, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kymi Church, then get to know the fascinating history of St. Nicholas Orthodox Church, and finally get engrossed in the history at Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip planner .

Brussels, Belgium to Loviisa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Brussels to Loviisa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In May, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
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Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry ©
Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church ©
St. Nicholas Orthodox Church

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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Parola Tank Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Okra. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Valvilla Factory Museum (in Hyvinkaa), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Hvittrask (in Kirkkonummi). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and see the interesting displays at Taidekoti Kirpila.

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You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 60°F in May, and nighttime lows around 43°F. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Valvilla Factory Museum, Hvittrask, Parola Tank Museum, Visavuori
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum ©
Sinebrychoff Art Museum

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 next day, pause for some serene contemplation at The Church of the Holy Cross, then get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then examine the collection at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Turku online holiday planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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