18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 2 nights
2
Kimito Island
— 1 day
3
Helsinki
— 15 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.
On the 3rd (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Turku Biological Museum, make a trip to Archangel Michael's church, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally hike along The Archipelago Trail. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, thentake an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, thenadmire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and finally learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read Turku trip maker app.

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre ©
Forum Marinum Maritime Centre

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 5th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Archipelago National Park.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island trip maker tool.

Drive from Turku to Kimito Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kimito Island can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

15
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Popular historic sites such as Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki) and Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Lehman, &more). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, stroll around Hagen - Ramsholmen - Hogholmen, don't miss a visit to Porvoo Old Town, and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Helsinki in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Kotka, Raseborg, Nuuksio National Park, Stromforsin Ruukki, Fagerö Kaunissaari
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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