12 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

12 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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12 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Tokyo
Fly:  24​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Helsinki
— 6 nights
Fly:  14​h
End: Tokyo

1
night
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Luostarinmaki Handicrafts Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, and finally browse the collection at Turku City Library. Keep things going the next day: have fun at Moomin World, trek along The Archipelago Trail, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kultaranta Garden.

For photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Turku trip itinerary tool .

Tokyo, Japan to Turku is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Tokyo to Turku is minus 7 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Tokyo in June: highs in Turku hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo ©
Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo

2
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Tampere Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Vapriikin Museokeskus, then contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: try out the rides at Sarkanniemi Theme Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Tampere online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks
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Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park

6
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Porvoo to see Porvoo Old Town about 50 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Fortress of Suomenlinna, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, and appreciate the history behind Sibelius Monument.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Helsinki trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trip

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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Porvoo Old Town ©
Porvoo Old Town

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