Turku, Finland: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Turku, Finland? If you're planning to go to Turku, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Turku, Finland

Based on the climate and weather in Turku, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Turku, Finland by month

January

If you are traveling to Turku in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Scarf
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Very heavy socks
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Sweaters
  • Gloves
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots

February

February in Turku is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 0 F (10+ below zero C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Fleeces
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell

March

March can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Cold weather footwear

April

If you go to Turku in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Socks
  • Jacket or coat

May

May in Turku can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Jacket or coat
  • Fleeces
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Standard footwear

June

If you go to Turku in June, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain boots
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

July

July is mild. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain boots

August

August in Turku is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain boots
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage that you don't mind ruining

September

September in Turku is chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C), with a few days below 32 F (single digits C).

But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Standard footwear
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans
  • Socks

October

October in Turku is pretty cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters.

During this time, temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) to 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Fleeces
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Standard footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Socks

November

November in Turku is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Socks
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces

December

December in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Cold weather footwear
  • Heavy socks
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Heavy jacket
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Sweaters

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Turku, Finland

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Turku, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types C and F
  • A SIM card that works in Turku
  • If you plan to visit a church, make sure to bring appropriate clothing
  • If you plan to visit a synagogue, take appropriate clothing
  • Theft can be a problem, so pack theft protection, including locks for luggage and a money belt or pouch
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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