6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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6 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Start: Gothenburg
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
End: Helsinki

2
nights
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), explore the galleries of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then expand your understanding of the military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, then make a trip to Senate Square, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Linnanmaki Amusement Park.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki online route planner .

Gothenburg, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Gothenburg to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 69°F in August, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can take a train to Tampere.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Tampere driving holiday website .

Take a train from Helsinki to Tampere in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 68°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can take a train to Turku.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Tampere Cathedral ©
Tampere Cathedral

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Thu): gain insight at Turku Cathedral, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then explore the galleries of Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library.

To find reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku journey planner .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 68°F, while nighttime lows are 51°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can drive back home.

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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Turku City Library ©
Turku City Library

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