7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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7 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Helsinki
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
Helsinki

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Hakaniemi Market. Venture out of the city with trips to Stromforsin ruukki (in Ruotsinpyhtaa), Sapokka Water Garden (in Kotka) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Pack the 13th (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Finland, and admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki online travel route planner .

If you are flying in from Malaysia, the closest major airport is Helsinki Vantaa Airport. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Theme Parks, #Shopping, #Museums

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Porvoo Old Town
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town
Hakaniemi Market ©
Hakaniemi Market

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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 (Thu): let little ones run wild at Adventure Park, then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, and finally stroll through The Archipelago Trail. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: browse the collection at Turku City Library, then enjoy some diversion at Flowpark, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kupittaa Park, and finally deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turku travel route planning site .

Traveling by car from Helsinki to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September in Turku, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Parks, #Historic Sites, #Trails
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
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Turku Cathedral

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Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Tampere sightseeing planner.

Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Tampere are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

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#Beaches, #Parks, #Outdoors
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Rauhaniemi Beach
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Tampere Cathedral
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