9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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9 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Madison
Fly:  20​h 45​min
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly + bus:  14​h 45​min
End: Madison

1
night
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 2nd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral and then explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Vepsa Island, then get lost in a book at Turku City Library, and then enjoy some diversion at Moomin World.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip planning tool .

Madison, USA to Turku is an approximately 21-hour flight. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Madison to Turku due to the time zone difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Madison in September: high temperatures in Turku hover around 60°F and lows are around 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Nature

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Moomin World
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Vepsa Island ©
Vepsa Island
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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 4th (Tue): head off the coast to Viikinsaari Island, then kick back and relax at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Wed): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

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Traveling by train from Turku to Tampere takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. September in Tampere sees daily highs of 58°F and lows of 43°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

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

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.
Pack the 7th (Fri) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fortress of Suomenlinna, meet the residents at Korkeasaari Zoo, make a trip to Senate Square, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Rock Church.

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Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Helsinki are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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#Historic Sites, #Theme Parks, #Parks
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Fortress of Suomenlinna ©
Fortress of Suomenlinna
Rock Church ©
Rock Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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