8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Jakarta
Fly:  23​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  18​h 45​min
End: Jakarta

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Explore hidden gems such as Turku Castle and Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church.

To see maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Turku holiday planning tool .

Jakarta, Indonesia to Turku is an approximately 23.5-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Jakarta to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Jakarta in May; daily highs in Turku reach 17°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Step out of Helsinki to go to Porvoo and see Porvoo Old Town, which is approximately 50 minutes away. Pack the 11th (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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