9 days in Finland Itinerary

9 days in Finland Itinerary

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9 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Bern
Drive + Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  7 h
End: Bern

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma, about 1h 25 min away. There's still lots to do: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, get your game on at Moomin World, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and have fun at Adventure Park.

To see maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary website .

Bern, Switzerland to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Bern to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bern in July: highs in Turku hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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.
Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Espoo to see Nuuksio National Park about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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