18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

18 days in Turku, Kimito Island & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 2 nights
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Kimito Island
— 1 day
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Helsinki
— 15 nights

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Turku

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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, then explore 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, then take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, then admire 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 23°C, and evening lows to 12°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 · Parks · Trails
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Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral
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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 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°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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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
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 Temppeliaukio Church are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Arboretum Mustila (in Elimaki), Kotka (Santalahti Nature Trail, Lehman, &more) and Stromforsin Ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Ekenas Archipelago National Park. Spend the 19th (Sun) exploring nature at Sipoonkorven Kansallispuisto. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, explore the striking landscape of Valkmusa National Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip builder.

Getting from Kimito Island to Helsinki by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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