8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Stockholm
Drive:  6 h 45 min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  3 h
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get some historical perspective at Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor. Get in touch with nature at Kurjenrahka National Park and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. And it doesn't end there: trek along The Archipelago Trail, admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 9.5- hour car ride. Traveling from Stockholm to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings and tourist information, read our Helsinki driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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