10 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

10 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Fly to Helsinki, Train to Tampere
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Tampere
— 1 night
Drive
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Turku
— 3 nights
Drive
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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly

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Tampere

— 1 night

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Tampere trip itinerary planner.

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also drive; or do a combination of car, train, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to Tampere is 1 hour. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in August, with highs in Tampere at 23°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites
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Turku

— 3 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Explore Turku's surroundings by going to Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip planner.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Helsinki

— 5 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 inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore The National Museum of Finland and Mannerheim Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Helsinki: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, visit Katajanokka, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and get engrossed in the history at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Helsinki trip planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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