9 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

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9 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Start: Cincinnati
foot + Fly:  16​h
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Fly:  21​h 15​min
End: Cincinnati


3
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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and ARTag Gallery. Get a sense of the local culture at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Rock Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Parola Tank Museum (in Parola) and Museo Militaria (in Haemeenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Hakaniemi Market, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, stop by Okra, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki journey maker app .

Cincinnati, USA to Helsinki is an approximately 16-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, taxi, and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Cincinnati to Helsinki is 7 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cincinnati in May: high temperatures in Helsinki hover around 60°F and lows are around 43°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Parola Tank Museum, Museo Militaria
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, then learn about all things military at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, then see the interesting displays at Louhisaari Manor, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park.

To find photos and tourist information, read our Turku road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 40°F at night. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Louhisaari Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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