7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki & Turku Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Katajanokka and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and The National Museum of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Tampere (Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, Vanha Kirkko, &more) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, take an in-depth tour of Finnish Aviation Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Helsinki. In December, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 3°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Step off the beaten path and head to Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Turku: Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Turku Biological Museum, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around -3°C in January, and nighttime lows around -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Beaches

Side Trips