Turku (Finland)

Turku is Finland's ancient capital city and it is at the delta of Aura River in southwestern Finland. One of the largest tourist attractions in Turku are the Turku Castle, a medieval fortress and the surrounding harbor. The city is also home of the Sibelius Museum, Finland's Swan museum ship and the Turku Cathedral. In the summertime the are organized medieval markets, as well as numerous music festivals. The city's nightlife is suitable for a big student town, commendable lively and worth a visit.

Population: 184,123
Beach : Yes
Mountain : No
Popular destination: No
Official languages: Finnish, Swedish
Skill level of the English language : Good
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, F
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: You are not expected to tip. You can round up the bill if you like.
Time in destination: Oct 30, 2020, 6:21:23 PM

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Weather Forecast

Fri
30.10

Cloudy

48°F

Sat
31.10

Cloudy

50°F

Sun
01.11

Cloudy

48°F

Tue
03.11

Fair

55°F

Tue
03.11

Fair

52°F

Wed
04.11

Partly cloudy

48°F

Thu
05.11

Partly cloudy

46°F

Monthly Weather Conditions

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 23.9 28.6 18.5 11
February 22.5 28.0 16.9 8
March 28.8 35.1 23.0 8
April 38.1 46.2 30.9 7
May 50.0 59.7 40.1 6
June 58.5 67.8 49.3 7
July 62.4 71.1 54.0 9
August 59.9 68.2 52.2 10
September 50.5 57.7 44.1 10
October 41.9 47.1 36.9 11
November 33.3 37.6 28.6 12
December 27.1 31.6 21.9 12

More information: Turku forecast and weather conditions monthly

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Turku is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $102.74, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $332.81, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Basic hotel: $97.57
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $16.64
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $25.54
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $7.02
  • Meal, McDonalds: $9.36
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $12.87

More information: Turku price level

Safety

Turku has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 82.4 (better than United states average 48.0)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 91.8 (better than United states average 69.6)
  • Walking alone at night: 75.1 (better than United states average 41.7)

More information: Turku safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

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