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.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Turku forecast and weather conditions monthly
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.
- 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
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
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.