11 days in Turku, Hanko & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Turku, Hanko & Helsinki Itinerary

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11 days in Turku, Hanko & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Berlin
Fly:  7​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Hanko
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Berlin

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Castle and Old Rauma. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Turku trip app .

Berlin, Germany to Turku is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Turku due to the time zone difference. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Hanko.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

2
nights
Hanko

Hanko ©
Hanko is a bilingual port town and municipality on the south coast of Finland, 130km west of Helsinki. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in panoramic vistas at Hanko Water Tower, trek along Tulliniemi Nature Path, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bellevue Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Teijo National Park and then take an in-depth tour of Hanko Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Hanko trip planner .

You can drive from Turku to Hanko in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Hanko can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Hanko

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trip

Teijo National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Tulliniemi Nature Path ©
Tulliniemi Nature Path
Bellevue Beach ©
Bellevue Beach

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nuuksio National Park and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Maritime Centre Vellamo & Sapokka Water Garden), Porvoo (Porvoo Old Town & Cathedral of Porvoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). The adventure continues: learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

For maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki tour planning website .

You can drive from Hanko to Helsinki in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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