7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
train:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Sinebrychoff Art Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma and Sibelius Monument. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Appreciate the collections at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Hakaniemi Market and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 61°F, and evening lows to 45°F. You will have some time to spend on the 9th (Mon) before leaving for Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art as well as Turku Cathedral. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): examine the collection at Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Ett Hem Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Turku trip maker app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 60°F, and evening lows to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites
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Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art ©
Waino Aaltonen Museum of Art

2
nights
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Kamppi Chapel of Silence, Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) and Hietalahti Market. On the 10th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, and finally savor the flavors at Hietalahti Market.

For more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. You will have some time to spend on the 12th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria

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