5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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5 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
1
Helsinki
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

1
night
Helsinki

Helsinki ©
Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 12th (Sun), kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach and then brush up on your military savvy at Fortress of Suomenlinna.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Helsinki trip simple and quick.

If you are flying in from Latvia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Beaches, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Hietaranta Beach ©
Hietaranta Beach

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Turku day trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Tue) to allow time for the train ride to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

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Naantali Old Town
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Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum ©
Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

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nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Tue): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Keep things going the next day: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Tampere visit planner.

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. August in Tampere sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Zoos & Aquariums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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