12 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

12 days in Helsinki Region, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum. You'll explore and learn at The National Museum of Finland and Sinebrychoff Art Museum. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Cathedral of Porvoo about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and steep yourself in history at The Aalto House.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Helsinki day trip website.

Stockholm, Sweden to Helsinki is an approximately 16.5-hour ferry ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In August, daytime highs in Helsinki are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Side Trips

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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna

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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.
Popular historic sites such as Turku Castle and The Church of the Holy Cross are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Turku: Rauma (The Ruins of the Church of the Holy Trinity, Old Rauma, &more) and Koylio Church (in Koylio). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Naantali Old Town, and admire the striking features of St Henry's Ecumenical Art Chappel.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku day trip tool.

You can take a train from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. In August in Turku, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Serlachius Museum Gustaf and Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas. Let the collections at Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art and Museo Militaria capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Tampere: Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and The Parola Armour Museum (in Parola). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at The Car Museum of Vehoniemi (Vehoniemen automuseo), pause for some serene contemplation at Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and admire the masterpieces at Maltinranta Artcenter.

Start your trip to Tampere by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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The Parola Armour Museum ©
The Parola Armour Museum
Serlachius Museum Gustaf ©
Serlachius Museum Gustaf
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art ©
Gösta Serlachius Museum, Museum of Art

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