8 days in Finland Itinerary

8 days in Finland Itinerary

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8 days in Finland Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  17​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Cairo

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally enjoy some diversion at Moomin World. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Kuusisto Bishop's Castle.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Turku sightseeing website .

Cairo, Egypt to Turku is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo in September, expect Turku to be cooler, temps between 18°C and 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trips

Kuusisto Bishop's Castle, Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

5
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fortress of Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Pack the 23rd (Sun) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Rock Church, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki journey planning website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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