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

Start: Moscow
Fly:  5​h 15​min
Helsinki
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Turku
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train + Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Moscow

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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and then learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Korkeasaari Zoo, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Aurinkolahti Beach.

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Moscow, Russia to Helsinki is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Traveling from Moscow to Helsinki, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in April, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Beaches
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

2
nights
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 2nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, then kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kurjenrahka National Park. On your second day here, browse the collection at Turku City Library, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, and then trek along The Archipelago Trail.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Turku trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Trails

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Kurjenrahka National Park
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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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 4th (Fri): stop by Alko, kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then stroll through Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): look and learn at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Alko ©
Alko

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