12 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

Amsterdam
Fly:  8​h
Joutsa
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
Saarijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Amsterdam

1
day
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Joutsa trip itinerary builder website .

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Joutsa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to Joutsa due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in July, expect little chillier with lows of 12°C in Joutsa. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) so you can travel to Turku.

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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

1
day
Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. On the 1st (Wed), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Saarijarvi trip maker .

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Saarijarvi takes 2 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Saarijarvi can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Turku.

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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

2
days
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 2nd (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the galleries of Turku Castle. Keep things going the next day: get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then explore the galleries of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then stroll through Kurjenrahka National Park.

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Traveling by car from Saarijarvi to Turku takes 5 hours. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Parks

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Sat), visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

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Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

6
days
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 inner history buff will appreciate Fortress of Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Marimekko and Flamingo Entertainment Centre. When in Helsinki, make a side trip to see Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, approximately 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach, stop by Marimekko, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, and stroll through Korkeasaari Zoo.

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Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Nature

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Flamingo Entertainment Centre
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
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Rock Church
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Helsinki Cathedral