26 days in Southwest Finland, Central Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

26 days in Southwest Finland, Central Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Start: Copenhagen
Fly:  7 h 15 min
1
Turku
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Loimaa
— 4 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Keuruu
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
4
Joutsa
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Loviisa
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
6
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Copenhagen

4
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Appreciate the collections at Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, &more) and Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and wander the streets of Naantali Old Town.

For where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku online road trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Turku due to the time zone difference. July in Turku sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Loimaa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Tulliniemi Nature Path
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

4
nights
Loimaa

Loimaa ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Koylio Church and Jokioinen Museum Railway. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Koylion Kirkkokari and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. Explore Loimaa's surroundings by going to Pukstaavi (in Sastamala), Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen) and Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun).

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Loimaa tour planning app.

You can drive from Turku to Loimaa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Loimaa

Museums Nature Parks

Side Trips

Sastamala, Koylio, Forssa, Jokioinen Museum Railway, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo
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Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
Jokioinen Museum Railway ©
Jokioinen Museum Railway
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo ©
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo

4
nights
Keuruu

Keuruu ©
Keuruu is a town and municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region.The municipality has a population of and covers an area of of which is water. Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Serlachius Museum Gustaf are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center and Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keuruu: Killinkoski Church (in Virrat), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and JM-Rally Parc Ferme (in Toysa). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance), head outdoors with Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto, brush up on your military savvy at Taidekeskus Harri, and admire the striking features of Petajavesi Old Church.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Keuruu vacation maker site.

Getting from Loimaa to Keuruu by car takes about 3 hours. July in Keuruu sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Keuruu

Museums Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Virrat, Alavus, Petajavesi Old Church, Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:
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Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto

3
nights
Joutsa

Joutsa ©
Joutsa is a municipality of Finland.It is located in the province of Western Finland and is part of the Central Finland region. Escape the urban bustle at Päijänteen kansallispuisto and Kammiovuori Trail. You'll explore and learn at Savo Railway Line Museum and Woikosken Automuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joutsa: Woikosken tehdasmuseo (in Mantyharju) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma).

To find where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Joutsa trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Keuruu to Joutsa takes 2 hours. In July in Joutsa, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Mantyharju, Sysma, Päijänteen kansallispuisto, Savo Railway Line Museum
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Päijänteen kansallispuisto ©
Päijänteen kansallispuisto
Savo Railway Line Museum ©
Savo Railway Line Museum
Woikosken tehdasmuseo ©
Woikosken tehdasmuseo

4
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Museum-lovers will get to explore Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Kotka (Kyminlinna Fortress, Sapokka Water Garden, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Stromforsin Ruukki and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Loviisa tour itinerary planning site.

Drive from Joutsa to Loviisa in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Hiidenkirnut, Pyhtaa Church of Saint Henry, Arboretum Mustila
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Arboretum Mustila ©
Arboretum Mustila
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church

6
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 Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Kansallisgalleria. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki route maker tool.

Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
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Kansallisgalleria ©
Kansallisgalleria
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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