17 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

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17 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
ferry:  7​h
1
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 12 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
ferry:  7​h
End: Travemuende

2
nights
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 11th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park and then stroll through The Archipelago Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then head off the coast to Vepsa Island.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Turku is an approximately 10.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Turku is 1 hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive 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. Visiting Pyha-Hakki National Park and Leivonmaki National Park will get you outdoors. Explore hidden gems such as Marttinen and Orinoro Gorge. Get out of town with these interesting Jyvaskyla side-trips: Asikkala (Pihamaa Estate & Winery & Pulkkilanharju Nature Trail), Church of Keuruu (in Keuruu) and Padasjoki (Päijänteen kansallispuisto & Kelvenne Trail). Spend the 20th (Thu) exploring nature at Southern Konnevesi National park. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ahtari Zoo, learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, don't miss a visit to University of Jyvaskyla, and stroll through Paijatsalo Trail.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Padasjoki, Asikkala, Mikkeli, Orinoro Gorge, Marttinen
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Leivonmaki National Park ©
Leivonmaki National Park

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sibelius Monument, then get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: delve into the lush surroundings at Norman Travels, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then make a trip to Porvoo Old Town.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Helsinki trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in September, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Norman Travels ©
Norman Travels
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©

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