9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly + Train:  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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Turku Castle and Abo Akademi. 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. There's lots more to do: get your game on at Moomin World, soothe aching muscles at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, enjoy the sand and surf at Vepsa Island, and browse the collection at Turku City Library.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Turku vacation website.

London, UK to Turku is an approximately 9.5- hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from London to Turku, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Turku, with lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife 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.
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 Kamppi Chapel of Silence. 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 Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), take a stroll through Ullanlinna, and cool off at The Swimming Stadium.

For ratings, photos, maps, 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 take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

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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