9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

9 days in Southwest Finland & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Milan
Fly + Drive:  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 ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Archipelago National Park.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kimito Island itinerary builder app.

Milan, Italy to Kimito Island is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Milan in December; daily highs in Kimito Island reach 3°C and lows reach -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Kimito Island

Parks Wildlife Nature
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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): steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get a taste of the local shopping with Gallery A, thenget 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 some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, thenlet the kids burn off some steam at Adventure Park, and finally get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku route builder app.

You can drive from Kimito Island to Turku in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. December in Turku sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive 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 City Library ©
Turku City Library
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki tour itinerary planner.

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

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

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