The Turku University Botanical Garden on the island of Ruissalo is both a centre for scientific research and a public showcase for the fascinating world of plants. The collection in the outdoor and indoor gardens includes over 5000 species and varieties.
When to go: Tue–Sun, outdoor garden 8am–8pm and greenhouses 10am–5pm
NB! Remember to check in advance for possible exceptions during public holidays.
Sibelius Museum Wednesday Concerts
During the spring and autumn season, the Sibelius Museum holds the well-known Wednesday Concert Series. The concerts include chamber and folk music, as well as jazz from both Finnish and international artists.
When to go: Wednesdays 7 Feb–2 May at 7pm
Wednesday Smoke Saunas at Caribia
Spa guests at Holiday Club Caribia are truly pampered, with use of the atmospheric smoke and wood-fired saunas of the sauna complex, available during September and October. The saunas are located in the courtyard of the spa, behind the warm, outdoor pool. Use of the smoke and wood-fired saunas are included in the price of spa ticket. Normally, the courtyard saunas are only available by special reservation.
When to go: Wednesdays 7 Mar–30 May from 5pm–7pm
Don’t forget this
Rising in popularity, the fantastic Food Walk provides a cross-section of Turku’s restaurant culture. The card includes a selection of ten restaurants, from which the holder can choose five in which to eat. The restaurants are located along the River Aura and in downtown Turku, and the restaurant tour can be easily combined with the Museum Walk or Culture Walk tours.
NB! We recommend booking a table if your group four people or more.