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
Drive:  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.
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Rock Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hakaniemi Market and Nuuksio National Park. Change things up with a short trip to Arboretum Mustila in Elimaki (about 1h 45 min away). Next up on the itinerary: deepen your knowledge of military history at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip planner .

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. Traveling from Cincinnati in May, expect Helsinki to be a bit cooler, temps between 60°F and 43°F. You'll set off for Turku on the 28th (Tue).

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Arboretum Mustila
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Church of the Holy Cross, get to know the fascinating history of Old Rauma, then see the interesting displays at Marela Museum House, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, plan for daily highs up to 59°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Tours

Side Trip

Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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