7 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Lakeland, Finnish Archipelago & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + train:  8​h 45​min
Tampere
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Lisbon

1
night
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 21st (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then step off the mainland to explore Viikinsaari Island.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere trip itinerary maker tool .

Lisbon, Portugal to Tampere is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Lisbon to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Lisbon in August: high temperatures in Tampere hover around 23°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

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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 23rd (Thu): step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

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You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can drive to Helsinki.

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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: learn about all things military at Fortress of Suomenlinna, browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Rock Church, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

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You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo

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