8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Aberdeen

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary planning website .

Aberdeen, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Aberdeen in January, with highs in Turku at -3°C and lows at -9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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 Room Escape Games and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Finland, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

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Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Helsinki are -3°C, while nighttime lows are -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Room Escape Games
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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