7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip planner
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Turku
— 1 night
Drive
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Helsinki
— 4 nights
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Turku — 1 night

Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, hike along Bike Rental - by Carfield, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Turku day trip planning site.

Phoenix, USA to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Mountain Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Phoenix in July: high temperatures in Turku hover around 70°F and lows are around 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can go by car to Helsinki.
Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Helsinki — 4 nights

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 Stand-Up Paddleboarding will get you outdoors. Get some cultural insight at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, wander the streets of Katajanokka, and steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in July, and nighttime lows around 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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