17 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Jyvaskyla
— 12 nights
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then trek along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, work off some steam at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Vepsa Island.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary maker app.

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 9.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Turku is 1 hour. September in Turku sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island

12
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Discover out-of-the-way places like Päijänteen kansallispuisto and Leivonmaki National Park. Visiting Southern Konnevesi National park and Paijatsalo Trail will get you outdoors. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Jyvaskyla: Orinoro Gorge (in Leppavirta), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Pyha-Hakki National Park (in Saarijarvi). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail, get to know the resident critters at Ahtari Zoo, examine the collection at The Alvar Aalto Museum, and trek along Kelvenne Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Mikkeli, Padasjoki, Asikkala, Orinoro Gorge, Church of Keuruu
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

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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.
On the 24th (Mon), walk around Sibelius Monument, thentake an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: gain interesting insight with Norman Travels, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Adventure

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
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Norman Travels
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