14 days in Turku, Helsinki & St. Petersburg Itinerary

14 days in Turku, Helsinki & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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Turku, Finland
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 7 nights

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Turku, Finland

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and then hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Archipelago Trail and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Turku tour planning site.

Surabaya, Indonesia to Turku is an approximately 24-hour flight. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Surabaya to Turku due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Surabaya in September; daily highs in Turku reach 18°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Outdoors · Parks · Trails · Historic Sites
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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Helsinki, Finland

Helsinki ©

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.
Visiting Nuuksio National Park and Hiidenkirnut will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Get in touch with nature at Neva Embankments and Sergiyevskiy Park. Popular historic sites such as Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Saint Isaac's Cathedral are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Nevsky Prospekt, explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, and contemplate the long history of Palace Square.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the St. Petersburg tour itinerary builder app.

You can take a train from Helsinki to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Helsinki to St. Petersburg. September in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Highlights from your plan
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

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