9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly:  3​h
1
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 45​min
End: Stockholm

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Paavolan Tammi (in Lohjan Island) and Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area (in Kouvola). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, and partake in some friendly competition at InsideOut Productions.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, daytime highs in Helsinki are 5°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Paavolan Tammi, Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, Bellevue Beach, Niivermaki Nature Conservation Area, Arboretum Mustila
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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): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Kylamaki Village of Living History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre and then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Turku day trip tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Find places to stay Nov 29 — Dec 1:
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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