12 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Tampere & Turku Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

3
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Nuuksio National Park and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, admire the striking features of Helsinki Central Railway Station, take in the spiritual surroundings of Temppeliaukio Church, and take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki online itinerary planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Helsinki is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in August, with highs in Helsinki at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Nuuksio National Park
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
You'll explore and learn at Moomin Museum and Rakennuskulttuuritalo Toivo Ja Korsmanin Talo. Relax by the water at Yyteri Beach and Riihiniemen Uimaranta. Get out of town with these interesting Tampere side-trips: Evo Hiking Area (in Hameenlinna), Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto (in Ylojarvi) and Rosenlew Museum (in Pori). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum, and examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tampere trip maker tool.

You can drive from Helsinki to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Wildlife Museums

Side Trips

Pori, Evo Hiking Area, Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto, Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum
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Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto ©
Seitsemisen Kansallispuisto
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach

3
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 St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Turku Cathedral and Ett Hem Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Teijo National Park (in Pernio) and Kurjenrahka National Park (in Poytya). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, stroll through The Archipelago Trail, explore the landscape on two wheels at Bike Rental - by Carfield, and admire the natural beauty at Kultaranta Garden.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku trip maker tool.

Getting from Tampere to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: 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 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Kultaranta Garden, Teijo National Park, Kurjenrahka National Park
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Teijo National Park ©
Teijo National Park
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

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