8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
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, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get lost in a book at Turku City Library. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Vepsa Island, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then view the masterpieces at Gallery A.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip itinerary planner.

Aberdeen, UK to Turku is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Aberdeen to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Aberdeen in January; daily highs in Turku reach -3°C and lows reach -9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle

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 Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Change things up with a short trip to Porvoo Old Town in Porvoo (about 50 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 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. Cap off 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
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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