7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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7 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 12th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Moomin Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Tampere City Library, Metso, then brush up on your military savvy at Parola Tank Museum, and then stroll through Rauhaniemi Beach.

To see ratings and tourist information, refer to the Tampere online sightseeing planner .

Helsinki to Tampere is an approximately 1.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Museums, #Beaches, #Outdoors

Side Trips

Mantta-Vilppula, Parola Tank Museum, The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo)
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Parola Tank Museum ©
Parola Tank Museum
Serlachius Museum Gosta ©
Serlachius Museum Gosta
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf

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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 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral, then explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and then explore the striking landscape of Kurjenrahka National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: step off the mainland to explore Vepsa Island, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Archangel Michael's church, and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Turku online trip itinerary maker .

Take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Nature, #Outdoors, #Parks

Side Trip

Kurjenrahka National Park
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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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 17th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rock Church, then take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then browse the exhibits of Fortress of Suomenlinna, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Helsinki online vacation builder .

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Helsinki sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Spas
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Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church

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