14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mikkeli Itinerary

14 days in Helsinki, Turku & Mikkeli Itinerary

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Mikkeli
— 7 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.
Attractions like Temppeliaukio Church and Senate Square make great kid-friendly stops. Pack the 8th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and stroll through Hietaranta Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki online vacation planner.

If you are flying in from Israel, the closest major aiports are Helsinki Vantaa Airport, Turku Airport and Tampere-Pirkkala Airport. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Turku

— 3 nights
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 11th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally get your game on at Moomin World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, then brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and finally get your bearings at Turku City Library.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Turku online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Mikkeli.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Mikkeli

— 7 nights
Mikkeli is a town and municipality in Finland. Bring the kids along to Repovesi National Park and Saimaa Canal. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mikkeli: Kerimaki Church (in Kerimaki), Tykkimaki Amusement Park (in Kouvola) and Savonlinna (Olavinlinna Castle & Savonlinna Provincial Museum). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Viewing Platform in Puumala, pause for some serene contemplation at Mikkeli Cathedral, take in the dramatic scenery at Imatra Waterfall, and examine the collection at Lappeenranta Fortress.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Mikkeli tour builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Mikkeli in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Mikkeli

Nature · Parks · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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