10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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Turku
— 3 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.
Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Kamppi Shopping Centrefor some retail therapy. Take a break from the city and head to Nuuksio National Park and Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. And it doesn't end there: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), look for gifts at Liopro Finland - Handmade Souvenir, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online tour planner.

Zurich, Switzerland to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Zurich in July, you will find days in Helsinki are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Shopping

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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Get outdoors at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Bike Rental - by Carfield. Head to Kauppakeskus Mylly and Turun Kauppahallifor some retail therapy. Take a break from Turku with a short trip to Teijo National Park in Pernio, about 1h 20 min away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town and explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Turku route planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping

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