9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Tallinn
Ferry:  1​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  6​h
End: Tallinn

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.
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: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

For where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner.

Tallinn, Estonia to Helsinki is an approximately 2-hour ferry ride. You can also fly. September in Helsinki sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Vantaa Art Museum, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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 is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, gain insight at Abo Akademi, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Museums
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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