9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + train:  7​h 15​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: London

2
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 19th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos, then take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and finally head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route maker app .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from London in August since evenings lows in Tampere dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

#Parks, #Museums, #Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©

2
nights
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 21st (Tue): have fun at Moomin World, take an in-depth tour of Turku Castle, then stroll through Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and finally delve into the distant past at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, get lost in a book at Turku City Library, then examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Beaches

Side Trip

Moomin World
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Moomin World ©
Moomin World
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

4
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.
Bring the kids along to Linnanmaki Amusement Park and Korkeasaari Zoo. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church, make a trip to Senate Square, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and enjoy the sand and surf at Hietaranta Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

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#Parks, #Theme Parks, #Historic Sites
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Linnanmaki Amusement Park ©
Linnanmaki Amusement Park
Korkeasaari Zoo ©
Korkeasaari Zoo
Aurinkolahti Beach ©
Aurinkolahti Beach

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