9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. You'll explore and learn at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya, about 46 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, head off the coast to Vepsa Island, and get your game on at Moomin World.

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London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from London in August, plan for little chillier nights in Turku, with lows around °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Nature Wildlife

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.
You'll explore and learn at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Temppeliaukio Church and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 23rd (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Flamingo Entertainment Center
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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