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Long weekend in Turku (Finland) including a day cruise

Come see Finland's most beautiful archipelago

by petrahellmanAbout Me:Hey! Im 25-year-old woman, originally from Finland, and I love traveling more than anything. I would say I am a full time traveler now, nomad, always chasing the sun. I have been living abroad for 5 years now and 2020 we bought a piece of ... read more

EuropeFinland, Sweden3 days / June 2019

Highs & Lows

Long summer nights! Also Turku is one of the best restaurant towns in Finland.

Little bit expensive acconmendation.

Itinerary Overview

Turku is my home town so I wanted to share how lovely a place it is and the best things to do there. Feel free to ask anything about my town! I planned this trip so it is suitable for travelers with kids or without. Turku is a town with lot of history and many delicious restaurants and bars. The town is located next to river and ocean which opens many possibility's for activities. 

  • 1 Night: Turku
    Beautiful riverside town with lot of history
  • 2 Nights: Naantali
    Muumi world and a beautiful archipelago
  • Day trip: Turku harbour
    Day drinking and eating on the ocean

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    Kakolanruusu is a very lovely restaurant in Turku. If you go do the archipelago loop, stop in a lovely Sattmarks Cafe.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Go have a drink in the river boats! Best place to hang out suring the summer time.

  • Packing tips?

    It might get little bit chilly at nights so pack couple sweaters!

  • Transportation Tips?

    If you do the archipelago loop, remember to look what time ferry's go so you dont have to wait a long time.

  • Any surprises?

    Old architecture many times surprises travelers. Turku protects all the old buildings what you can see everywhere while walking in the city.


  • The city's historic and disused Kakola prison was turned into a hotel that is a beautiful and exciting place to stay.

  • Naantali Spa Hotel is a beautiful and relaxing place in a good location.