11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Tampere
— 2 nights
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Turku
— 3 nights
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Helsinki
— 5 nights

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Tampere

Tampere ©

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
On the 13th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, examine the collection at Lenin Museum, then examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto and then stroll through Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To see ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere attractions 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 changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in August, things will get little chillier in Tampere: highs are around 23°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

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Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Turku Cathedral and Naantali Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya) and Rauma (Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki & Old Rauma). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Turku driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods

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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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Helsinki

Helsinki ©

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Temppeliaukio Church for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Helsinki Cathedral and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo), Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). There's much more to do: browse the exhibits of Mannerheim Museum, admire the masterpieces at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna