8 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

8 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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8 days in Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Athens
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Athens

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get in touch with nature at Teijo national park and Bellevue Beach. There's much more to do: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and explore the world behind art at Ett Hem Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku trip planner .

Athens, Greece to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Athens in October: high temperatures in Turku hover around 10°C and lows are around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Teijo national park, Bellevue Beach
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma. Take a break from the city and head to Hietaranta Beach and Norman Travels. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Alvar Aalto's studio.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online attractions planner .

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Helsinki are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Museums
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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