11 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
3
Turku
— 2 nights

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Old Market Hall and Sibelius Hall. And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Temppeliaukio Church, stop by Marimekko Oyj, kick back and relax at Hietaranta Beach, and wander the streets of Ullanlinna.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip planner.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 3.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Flamingo Entertainment Center, Sibelius Hall
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 16th (Sun), admire nature's wide array of creatures at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rauhaniemi Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, thenexamine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Tampere visit site.

Drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Childrens Museums
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and Kuusisto Manor are in your itinerary. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 15 min away). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Turku trip site.

Drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Turku can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

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