25 days in Helsinki, Turku & Central Finland Itinerary

25 days in Helsinki, Turku & Central Finland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
2
Turku
— 10 nights
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
4
Viitasaari
— 4 nights

9
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Johannes Church and The Aalto House. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town), Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo). There's lots more to do: learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), admire the striking features of The National Library of Finland, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Helsinki travel route planner.

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Espoo, Kotka, Ungern and Rosen Fortresses
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

10
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Take a break from the city and head to Uto and Teijo National Park. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Castle and Sjalo Church Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Bellevue Beach (in Hanko), Nagu (Nagu Church & Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, explore the different monuments and memorials at Koylio Church, and get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Nagu, Bellevue Beach, Koylio Church, Naantali Old Town
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): stop by Viherlandia, pause for some serene contemplation at Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko), take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, thentake an in-depth tour of Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and finally admire the masterpieces at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla trip planner.

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Jyvaskyla can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Viitasaari.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
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Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko) ©
Muurame Church (Muuramen kirkko)
Jyvaskyla Art Museum ©
Jyvaskyla Art Museum

4
nights
Viitasaari

Viitasaari ©
Viitasaari is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the Central Finland region. Discover out-of-the-way places like Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet and Nestori. Get in touch with nature at Pyha-Hakki National Park and Sahis Aki resort. Explore Viitasaari's surroundings by going to Saarijarvi (Julmat Lammit & Liikelataamo).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Viitasaari road trip planning website.

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Viitasaari in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Viitasaari can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Viitasaari

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Saarijarvi, Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
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Pyha-Hakki National Park ©
Pyha-Hakki National Park
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet ©
Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet
Julmat Lammit ©
Julmat Lammit

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