8 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 3 nights
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights

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 outdoors at Teijo National Park and Bellevue Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Turku Castle and Ispoinen Beach and Sauna. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, and kick back and relax at Vepsa Island.

To see photos and tourist information, read Turku trip planner.

Athens, Greece to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Athens in October, expect Turku to be much colder, temps between °C and °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Teijo National Park, Bellevue Beach
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo 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.
Get outdoors at Hietaranta Beach and Norman Travels. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Alvar Aalto's studio, stop by Ullanlinna, and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 10th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Outdoors Museums Historic Sites
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
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