10 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

10 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner

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Helsinki
— 3 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train to Helsinki, Fly to Milan

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Helsinki

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hakaniemi Market, Temppeliaukio Church and Old Market Hall. Head to Market Square Kauppatori and Sibelius Hallfor plenty of shopping. Museum-lovers will get to explore Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Galerie Forsblom. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and walk around The Esplanadi Park.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Helsinki is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Milan to Helsinki. Traveling from Milan in August, expect Helsinki to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Turku

— 2 nights
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 22nd (Thu): buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, browse the exhibits of Turku Castle, then see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

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Drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Tampere

— 4 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Shop till you drop at Laukko Manor and Pori Art Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Vitikkala Manor (in Jamsa) and Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna). Next up on the itinerary: shop like a local with Galleria Ronga, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Tampere Art Museum.

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You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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