7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Kimito Island Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Kimito Island Itinerary

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Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Kimito Island
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
End: Helsinki

1
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and then meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo. Here are some ideas for day two: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

To find more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 69°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Theme Parks Parks Beaches
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

3
nights
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 5th (Sun): get your game on at Moomin World, thenexplore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, and then get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Rauma, thenidentify plant and animal life at Kurjenrahka National Park, and then deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku trip planning website.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Kimito Island.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World, Old Rauma
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park

2
nights
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Ekenas Old Town.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Kimito Island travel route planning tool.

Traveling by car from Turku to Kimito Island takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 51°F. On the 9th (Thu), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Nature Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Ekenas Old Town
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

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