14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  8 h
1
Turku
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Zagreb

5
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For shopping fun, head to Kauppakeskus Mylly or Turun Kauppahalli. Do some cultural sightseeing at Laukko Manor and Galleria Joella. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Ruokapuoti Lumo (in Rauma), Mathildedalin Kylapanimo (in Salo) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Bellevue Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, and stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary website .

Zagreb, Croatia to Turku is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Zagreb to Turku, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Zagreb in October; daily highs in Turku reach 10°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Ruokapuoti Lumo, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Naantali Old Town, Kauppakeskus Mylly, Laukko Manor
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ett Hem Museum ©
Ett Hem Museum

8
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.
Let the collections at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom capture your imagination. For shopping fun, head to Market Square Kauppatori or Sibelius Hall. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Kotka (Linden Esplanade & Art Gallery Merila), Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa) and Porvoo (Riimikko & Nasin Kartanon Galleria). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, take a stroll through Katajanokka, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Stadin Panimo, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary maker website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In October, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Sibelius Hall, Stromforsin ruukki, Hirsala Golf
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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