12 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Central Finland, Southwest Finland & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Joutsa
— 1 night
2
Saarijarvi
— 1 night
3
Turku
— 2 nights
4
Kimito Island
— 1 night
5
Helsinki
— 6 nights

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night
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. For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Joutsa trip itinerary planner.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Joutsa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Traveling from Amsterdam to Joutsa, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Amsterdam in July since evenings lows in Joutsa dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Saarijarvi.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks · Nature
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Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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Saarijarvi

Saarijarvi ©
Saarijärvi is a town and municipality of Finland. Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the striking landscape of Pyha-Hakki National Park.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Saarijarvi holiday site.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Turku.

Things to do in Saarijarvi

Parks · Nature
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park

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Turku

Turku ©
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 2nd (Thu): browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the collection at Turku City Library, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then identify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku travel planner.

Getting from Saarijarvi to Turku by car takes about 4.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to drive to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 4th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Kimito Island trip simple and quick.

You can drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Another option is to 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) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Pihlajasaari Recreational Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Ullanlinna, browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall, and buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church