8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Drive:  5​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 3 nights
ferry:  1​h 45​min
End: Tallinn

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Visit Old Rauma and Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Naantali Old Town. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Bellevue Beach in Hanko, approximately 1h 25 min away. Next up on the itinerary: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, do sightseeing your way with Ett Hem Museum, and delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Tallinn, Estonia to Turku is an approximately 6-hour car ride. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Bellevue Beach, Naantali Old Town, Ruukin kehräämö ja puoti Oy, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Visit Rock Church and Sea Fortress Suomenlinna for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Castle Hill). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the ferry back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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

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