9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: Milan
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Kimito Island
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Milan

1
day
Kimito Island

Kimito Island ©
On the 22nd (Sat), enjoy the sea views from Archipelago National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kimito Island trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Kimito Island is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. Traveling from Milan to Kimito Island, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In December, Kimito Island is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 3°C and lows of -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

#Historic Sites, #Wildlife, #Parks
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Archipelago National Park ©
Archipelago National Park

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and finally step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: have fun at Moomin World, enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then let the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Turku day trip planning website .

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 1°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Fun & Games

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

5
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.
Pack the 27th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Helsinki road trip website .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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