11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland itinerary builder

This plan was created by another user.  Make it your plan

Route & dates

11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly + train:  7​h 30​min
1
Tampere
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Helsinki
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
End: Paris

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 13th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and then enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Tampere travel route planner .

Paris, France to Tampere is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get a bit cooler in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Castle and Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo. Step off the beaten path and head to Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, explore the ancient world of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Turku trip planner.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and flight. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 17:
Highlights from your plan
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukion Church. Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Mannerheim Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Helsinki's surroundings by going to Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Kansallisgalleria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, and examine the collection at Finnish Aviation Museum.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Cathedral of Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park
Find places to stay Aug 17 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

Similar Plans

12 days in Lakeland, Lapland & Helsinki BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Turku & Helsinki BY A USER FROM CROATIA October, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 16 days in Finland BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular sights PREFERENCES: August, teens, kids, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 15 days in Finland BY A USER FROM GERMANY October, popular sights PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Finland BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL July, teens, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 12 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM INDIA August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 13 days in Helsinki BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, popular sights PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium
View more plans