11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

11 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
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, thenexamine 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 fly; or drive. 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 °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trip

Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Turku Castle and Turku Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Rauma and Naantali Old Town. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki (in Rauma) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Turku online itinerary 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 °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Rauma, Kurjenrahka National Park, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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.
Visit Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Helsinki Cathedral for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Temppeliaukio Church and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo), Heureka (in Vantaa) and Maritime Centre Vellamo (in Kotka). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and wander the streets of Katajanokka.

To find traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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 Parks

Side Trips

Vantaa, Nuuksio National Park, Maritime Centre Vellamo, Cathedral of Porvoo
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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