7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Jyvaskyla Itinerary

Start: Yekaterinburg
Fly:  6​h 45​min
1
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
3
Jyvaskyla
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Yekaterinburg

2
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.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: brush up on your military savvy at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Helsinki tour itinerary maker tool .

Yekaterinburg, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Yekaterinburg to Helsinki is minus 3 hours. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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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 10th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and finally have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World. Keep things going the next day: browse the collection at Turku City Library, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and then hike along The Archipelago Trail.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Turku holiday planner.

Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Trails Parks

Side Trip

Naantali
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. On the 12th (Fri), go for a stroll along the water at Jyvaskylan satama, take in the views from Kuokkalan silta, then walk around Maki-Matin perhepuisto, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Jyvaskyla road trip planning app .

You can drive from Turku to Jyvaskyla in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Parks Fun & Games
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Maki-Matin perhepuisto ©
Maki-Matin perhepuisto
Room Escape Games
Kuokkalan silta ©
Kuokkalan silta

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