9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
End: Helsinki

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Arboretum Mustila and Aurlahti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna), Vantaa (Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto & Heureka) and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukion Church.

To find photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Helsinki attractions planner .

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Vantaa, Evo Hiking Area, Aurlahti Beach, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, Porvoo Old Town
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
Heureka ©
Heureka

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 20th (Sat), explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, then hike along The Archipelago Trail, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. On the 21st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach, then admire the local landmark of Harmonia, and then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku attractions planning website .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Moomin World, Bellevue Beach
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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