9 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

9 days in Helsinki Region & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive

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Helsinki

— 4 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) for their historical value. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip website.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 17:

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
BrewDog Turku has been added to your itinerary. Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Get outdoors at Teijo National Park and The Archipelago Trail. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pyhan Marttyyrikeisarinna Aleksandran Kirkko, and don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 21: