11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 4 nights
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Helsinki

— 6 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Bellevue Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Do your shopping at Market Square Kauppatori and Artisaani. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Hanko Water Tower (in Hanko), The Old Water Tower of Ekenas (in Raseborg) and Kotka (Varissaari - Fort Elisabeth, Linden Esplanade, &more). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and visit Katajanokka.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Helsinki. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Do your shopping at Kauppakeskus Mylly and Galleria Joella. Step out of Turku to go to Salo and see Mathildedalin Kylapanimo, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Skanssi, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips