6 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Turku Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Jyvaskyla & Turku Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Jyvaskyla
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): steep yourself in history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, then examine the collection at Mannerheim Museum, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Anhava. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukion Church, and then take a stroll through Katajanokka.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Helsinki online day trip planner .

If you are flying in from Australia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to drive to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

1
night
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Toivolan Vanha Piha, then learn about all things military at Finnish Air Force Museum, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Muuramen Church.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Jyvaskyla trip planner .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Jyvaskyla takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Jyvaskyla are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Muuramen Church
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
Toivolan Vanha Piha ©
Toivolan Vanha Piha
Muuramen  Church ©
Muuramen Church

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle and then examine the collection at Kylamaki Village of Living History.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Turku trip itinerary site .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Turku in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Kylamaki Village of Living History ©

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