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

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

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Turku
— 4 nights
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Loimaa
— 4 nights
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Keuruu
— 4 nights
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Joutsa
— 3 nights
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Loviisa
— 4 nights
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Helsinki
— 6 nights
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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 Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Popular historic sites such as Turku Cathedral and Old Rauma are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Tulliniemi Nature Path (in Hanko) and Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross, Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki, &more). There's lots more to do: brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum, admire the landmark architecture of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary maker tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Turku are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel to Loimaa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 13:

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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 Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen), Talonpoikaismuseo Yli-Kirra (in Punkalaidun) and Pukstaavi (in Sastamala).

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 · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 13 — 17:

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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 Killinkoski Wanha Tehdas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Serlachius Museum Gustaf and JM-Rally Parc Ferme. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Keuruu: Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi), Taidekeskus Honkahovi Art Center (in Mantta-Vilppula) and Killinkoski Church (in Virrat). 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 · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

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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 Paijatsalo Trail. You'll explore and learn at Savo Railway Line Museum and Woikosken tehdasmuseo. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Joutsa: Kammiovuori Trail (in Sysma) and Woikosken Automuseo (in Mantyharju).

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 · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 24:

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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 Hiidenkirnut. Explore Loviisa's surroundings by going to 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 · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Kansallisgalleria. Step off the beaten path and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and The National Museum of Finland. Venture out of the city with trips to Heureka (in Vantaa), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Porvoo (Cathedral of Porvoo & Porvoo Old Town). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, and steep yourself in history at Mannerheim Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 28 — Aug 3:

Southwest Finland travel guide

4.3
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums
Southwest Finland, also known in English as Finland Proper is the region in south-western Finland that borders the regions of Satakunta and Tavastia Proper. Its capital and biggest city is Turku with 182,000 inhabitants and metro population of 316,000. Turku was also the most important city in Finland from its establishment around the 13th century until the 1840s.The area comprising the southwest is largely the same as the historical province of Finland Proper, so named because it is the original home of the tribe known as the Finns. 5.7% of population of the region speaks Swedish natively.Origin of the nameThe name of Finland Proper has a historical function. In historic times, in the area of the present southern Finland lived three tribes, which were the Finns, the Tavastians and the Karelians. The southwestern part of the country, the province where the Finns lived, was called simply Finland (Finnish: Suomi). In the 17th century the name began to be used to refer to the whole land and a specified name for the lesser Finland was required. The first notes Fennigia specialiter dicta and Fennigia presse dicta were recorded in Latin in the 1650s and the Swedish Finland för sig sielft and Egenteliga Finland later in the 18th century the modern form Egentliga Finland being in official use at the end of the century. The Finnish term Varsinais-Suomi became established only around the 1850s.

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Central Finland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · History Museums · Military Museums
Central Finland is a region in Finland. It borders the regions of Päijät-Häme, Pirkanmaa, Southern Ostrobothnia, Central Ostrobothnia, Northern Ostrobothnia, Pohjois-Savo, and Etelä-Savo.Jyväskylä is the regional centre and by far the largest city in the area.Historical provincesFor history, geography and culture see: Tavastia, Savonia, Ostrobothnia

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