5 days in Turku, Nurmijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Turku, Nurmijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

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5 days in Turku, Nurmijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  21​h 30​min
1
Turku
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Nurmijarvi
— 1 night
Drive:  45​min
3
Helsinki
— 1 night
Fly:  17​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, and finally have fun at Moomin World.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Turku holiday maker site .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Turku when traveling from Johannesburg in July, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Nurmijarvi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

1
night
Nurmijarvi

Nurmijarvi ©
Nurmijärvi is the most populated rural municipality of Finland, located north of the capital Helsinki.The close proximity to Helsinki has led to a considerable growth of the major villages such as Klaukkala and Rajamäki, which nowadays are considered dormitory towns of Helsinki. On the 6th (Fri), take in the dramatic scenery at Kuhakoski Waterfall and then take an in-depth tour of Aleksis Kiven syntymakoti.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Nurmijarvi online vacation planner .

You can drive from Turku to Nurmijarvi in 2 hours. In July, daytime highs in Nurmijarvi are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Nurmijarvi

Museums Parks Nature
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Home of Aleksis Kivi ©
Home of Aleksis Kivi

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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.
To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip website .

Drive from Nurmijarvi to Helsinki in an hour. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Outdoors Beaches
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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