8 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Loviisa
— 1 night

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.
Appreciate the collections at Kansallisgalleria and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Katajanokka and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, look for gifts at Marttiini Senaatintori, take in the exciting artwork at Okra, and get to know the resident critters at Korkeasaari Zoo.

Plan trip to Helsinki with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Vienna, Austria to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Vienna to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Vienna, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Helsinki, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Outdoors Museums
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Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral for their historical value. Get in touch with nature at Vepsa Island and Teijo National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Bellevue Beach in Hanko (about 1h 55 min away). It doesn't end there: stay fit while traveling at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Turku road trip website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In February, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Svartholm Fortress, pause for some serene contemplation at Loviisan kirkko, and then examine the collection at Loviisa Maritime Museum.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Loviisa trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Loviisa in 3 hours. February in Loviisa sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Loviisa

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Loviisa Maritime Museum ©
Loviisa Maritime Museum
Loviisan kirkko ©
Loviisan kirkko
Svartholm Fortress ©
Svartholm Fortress

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