8 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

8 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

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8 days in Turku, Jyvaskyla & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Turku
— Few hours
train:  4​h 30​min
2
Jyvaskyla
— 3 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Singapore

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hours
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Turku trip planner.

Singapore, Singapore to Turku is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Singapore to Turku, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Singapore in May, with highs in Turku at 17°C and lows at 5°C. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Jyvaskyla.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Museums
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Galleria Joella ©
Galleria Joella

3
nights
Jyvaskyla

Jyvaskyla ©
Jyväskylä is a city and municipality in Finland and in the western part of the Finnish Lakeland. Let the collections at Serlachius Museum Gosta and Finnish Air Force Museum capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pihamaa Estate & Winery and The Alvar Aalto Museum. Explore Jyvaskyla's surroundings by going to Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen (in Tuuri), Padasjoen Tuomastornit (in Padasjoki) and Ahtari Zoo (in Ahtari). There's more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Tourujoen luontopolku.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Jyvaskyla trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Turku to Jyvaskyla takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Jyvaskyla

Museums Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Padasjoen Tuomastornit, Villageshop Veljekset Keskinen, Pihamaa Estate & Winery, Ahtari Zoo, Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art
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Finnish Air Force Museum ©
Finnish Air Force Museum
The Alvar Aalto Museum ©
The Alvar Aalto Museum

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.
On the 25th (Sat), get a taste of the local shopping with Okra, don't miss a visit to Market Square Kauppatori, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then take a stroll through Katajanokka, and finally wander the streets of Ullanlinna. On the 26th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rock Church, and finally browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip planning tool .

You can drive from Jyvaskyla to Helsinki in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Helsinki when traveling from Jyvaskyla in May, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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