25 days in Helsinki, Turku & Central Finland Itinerary

25 days in Helsinki, Turku & Central Finland Itinerary

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25 days in Helsinki, Turku & Central Finland Itinerary

Start: St. Petersburg
train:  3​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 9 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 10 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Viitasaari
— 4 nights
Drive:  8​h 30​min
End: St. Petersburg

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 Mannerheim Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. The Aalto House and Johannes Church will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Helsinki: Kotka (Sapokka Water Garden & Maritime Centre Vellamo), Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Porvoo (Runeberg Park & Porvoo Old Town). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, get curious at Heureka, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary maker app .

St. Petersburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 3.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki is minus 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo, Vantaa, Kotka, Espoo, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House
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.
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma will appeal to history buffs. Explore hidden gems such as Naantali Old Town and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Nagu (Nagu Church, Maritime Exhibition Sjofartshuset, & more), Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Kylmapihlaja Lighthouse Island, & more). The adventure continues: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church.

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You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Rauma, Nagu, Naantali Old Town, Bellevue Beach, Teijo National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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): look for gifts at Viherlandia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Muuramen Church, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, then get engrossed in the history at Keski-Suomen museo (Museum of Central Finland), and finally explore the world behind art at Jyvaskyla Art Museum.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Jyvaskyla travel route website .

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. July in Jyvaskyla sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 12°C at night. 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

Muuramen Church
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Muuramen  Church ©
Muuramen Church
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Pyha-Hakki National Park and Liikelataamo. Explore Viitasaari's surroundings by going to Julmat Lammit (in Saarijarvi) and Car Museum Wanhat Wehkeet (in Karstula). The adventure continues: look for gifts at Nestori and stroll through Sahis Aki resort.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Viitasaari vacation planner .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Viitasaari in 1.5 hours. In July in Viitasaari, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 15°C at night. You will leave for home on the 31st (Wed).

Things to do in Viitasaari

Parks Nature Winter Sports

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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