9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
2
Turku
— 2 nights

6
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.
Appreciate the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The National Museum of Finland. Helsinki Cathedral and Kamppi Chapel of Silence will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, sample the tasty concoctions at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila, Bellevue Beach, Inkoon kirkko
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

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