18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
Kimito Island
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 15 nights
Helsinki

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days
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 3rd (Fri): get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, then make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, then step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail. On the next day, deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Turku online journey planner .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): visit a coastal fixture at Archipelago National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island journey website .

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August in Kimito Island, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

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#Tours, #Historic Sites, #Wildlife
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Do your shopping at Hakaniemi Market and Pien. Museum-lovers will get to explore Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Fortress of Suomenlinna. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Lehman, & more) and Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 11th (Sat) exploring nature at Valkmusa National Park. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, kick back and relax at Aurinkolahti Beach, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori.

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Traveling by car from Kimito Island to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Kotka, Raseborg, Stromforsin ruukki, Porvoo Old Town, Fagerö Kaunissaari
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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