5 days in Turku, Nurmijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

5 days in Turku, Nurmijarvi & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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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day
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), contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, thenkick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenstep into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Turku driving holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Turku when traveling from Johannesburg in July, with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nurmijarvi.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Fun & Games Museums

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. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): admire the sheer force of Kuhakoski Waterfall and then get engrossed in the history at Home of Aleksis Kivi.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Nurmijarvi trip 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 time for travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Nurmijarvi

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

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night
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 photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Nurmijarvi to Helsinki takes an hour. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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