8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland tour itinerary planner

Plan created by another user. Make it yours

Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, explore the galleries of Turku Castle, then get your game on at Moomin World, and finally make a trip to Naantali Old Town. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 12°C in Turku. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Kurjenrahka National Park
Find places to stay Aug 1 — 3:
Highlights from your plan
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. You'll explore and learn at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Galleria Lapinlahti. Step out of Helsinki to go to Espoo and see Nuuksio National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll through Hietaranta Beach, take a stroll through Katajanokka, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 8:
Highlights from your plan
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

Similar plans

9 days in Turku BY A USER FROM FINLAND June, kids, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights Preferences: June, kids, outdoors, romantic, shopping, wildlife Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Helsinki & Turku BY A USER FROM FINLAND July, relaxing, beaches, shopping, popular sights Preferences: July, relaxing, beaches, shopping Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Turku & Helsinki BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 12 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM PUERTO RICO June, popular & hidden gems Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 10 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Helsinki & Savonlinna BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, culture, slow & easy, hidden gems Preferences: July, culture Attraction style: Hidden gems Pace: Slow & easy 11 days in Finland BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND July, kids, popular sights Preferences: July, kids Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM GERMANY June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Helsinki & Espoo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular sights Preferences: July Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 9 days in Turku BY A USER FROM CANADA August, popular sights Preferences: August Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium
See more plans