8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 4 nights

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, trek along Bike Rental - by Carfield, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

If you are flying in from Cyprus, the closest major aiport is Turku Airport. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Pack the 20th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Parks
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