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

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

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

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova and Old Rauma. Your inner history buff will appreciate Turku Cathedral and The Church of the Holy Cross. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Rauman Merimuseo - Rauma Maritime Museum). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, browse the collection at Turku City Library, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To find ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Turku journey planner .

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7.5-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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can travel to Loimaa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Trails

Side Trips

Rauma, Tulliniemi Nature Path, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

4
nights
Loimaa

Loimaa ©
Discover out-of-the-way places like Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park. Get some historical perspective at Koylio Church and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Loimaa: Pukstaavi (in Sastamala), Jokioinen Museum Railway (in Jokioinen) and Koylion Kirkkokari (in Koylio).

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Drive from Turku to Loimaa in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Keuruu.

Things to do in Loimaa

Museums Parks Nature

Side Trips

Koylio, Sastamala, Forssa, Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo, Torronsuo National Park
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Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra ©
Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo ©
Suomen Hevosurheilumuseo
Koylio Church ©
Koylio Church

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. Appreciate the collections at JM-Rally Parc Ferme and Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas. Escape the urban bustle at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and Helvetinjarven Kansallispuisto. Change things up with these side-trips from Keuruu: Mantta-Vilppula (Serlachius Museum Gosta, Serlachius Museum Gustaf, & more), Killinkoski Church (in Virrat) and Petajavesi Old Church (in Petajavesi). It doesn't end there: stroll the grounds of Muistojen kappeli (Chapel of remembrance) and brush up on your military savvy at Taidekeskus Harri.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Keuruu trip itinerary planning site .

Drive from Loimaa to Keuruu in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Joutsa.

Things to do in Keuruu

Museums Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Virrat, Alavus, Petajavesi Old Church, JM-Rally Parc Ferme
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JM-Rally Parc Ferme ©
JM-Rally Parc Ferme
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta

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. Get in touch with nature at Päijänteen kansallispuisto and Kammiovuori Trail. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Savo Railway Line Museum and Woikosken tehdasmuseo. Change things up with these side-trips from Joutsa: Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju) and Paijatsalo Trail (in Sysma).

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Joutsa tour builder tool .

Traveling by car from Keuruu to Joutsa takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Joutsa

Parks Wildlife Trails

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. Escape the urban bustle at Arboretum Mustila and Santalahti Nature Trail. Visit St Michael Church and Stromforsin ruukki for their historical value. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to Hiidenkirnut (in Askola) and Kotka (Kyminlinna Fortress, Sapokka Water Garden, & more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Ruotsinpyhtaa.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Loviisa online tour planner .

Traveling by car from Joutsa to Loviisa takes 2.5 hours. July in Loviisa sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Kotka, Ruotsinpyhtaa, Hiidenkirnut, St Michael Church, 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Mannerheim Museum and The Aalto House. Cathedral of Porvoo and Kansallisgalleria are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsinki: Heureka (in Vantaa), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral.

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You can drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

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

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