8 days in Helsinki Region, Hanko & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki Region, Hanko & Turku Itinerary

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8 days in Helsinki Region, Hanko & Turku Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Hanko
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Nuuksio National Park. Get a sense of the local culture at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Castle Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Riverside Park (in Kotka), Hiidenvuori (in Iitti) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Laajalahti Nature Reserve.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker app .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also ride a ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In May, daytime highs in Helsinki are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Hanko.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Espoo, Riverside Park, Arboretum Mustila, Hiidenvuori, Castle Hill
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Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park

1
night
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Hanko trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Hanko by car takes about 2 hours. In May, daytime highs in Hanko are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Outdoors Trails
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Hanko Museum ©
Hanko Museum

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Uto and Korpo Church. Visiting The Archipelago Trail and Vepsa Island will get you outdoors. Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku online travel route planner .

You can drive from Hanko to Turku in 2 hours. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Louhisaari Manor, Korpo Church
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Korpo Church ©
Korpo Church
Uto ©
Uto

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