9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. When in Turku, make a side trip to see Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, approximately 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, enjoy some diversion at Moomin World, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planning site .

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Turku due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Turku, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
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.
Let the collections at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum capture your imagination. Rock Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and take some stellar pictures from Olympic Stadium (Olympiastadion).

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Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Parks, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Ullanlinna ©
Ullanlinna
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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