8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

8 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, walk around The Esplanadi Park, and browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki road trip planning site.

Belgrade, Serbia to Helsinki is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Belgrade in August, things will get slightly colder in Helsinki: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, admire the natural beauty at Turku University Botanical Garden, and pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip