11 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

11 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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11 days in Helsinki, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  20​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Turku
— 2 nights
Fly:  23​h 30​min
End: Dhaka City

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress of Suomenlinna and Rock Church. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aurinkolahti Beach and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Lahti to see Sibelius Hall about 1h 45 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ullanlinna, enjoy some friendly competition at Flamingo Entertainment Centre, stop by Boss Shop, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Old Market Hall.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki journey builder app .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Helsinki is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Helsinki. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Outdoors Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Tampere trip planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Zoos & Aquariums
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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.
Visit Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and Vepsa Island for some beach relaxation. You'll explore and learn at Turku Castle and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova. Go for a jaunt from Turku to Rauma to see Old Rauma about 1h 30 min away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding at Turku Cathedral, examine the collection at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Kuusisto Manor, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Turku trip app .

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in September, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma, Kuusisto Manor
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Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

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