13 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

13 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Finland trip itinerary planner

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Helsinki
— 5 nights
Drive
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Turku
— 4 nights
Drive
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Tampere
— 3 nights
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Helsinki

— 5 nights

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.
Take a break from Helsinki with a short trip to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo, about 48 minutes away. Pack the 31st (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, and admire the landmark architecture of Helsinki Central Railway Station.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip builder website.

London, UK to Helsinki is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. July in Helsinki sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Turku

— 4 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, hike along The Archipelago Trail, examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Turku travel route planner.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

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Tampere

— 3 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Pack the 7th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Sarkanniemi Theme Park. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, enjoy some diversion at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, and enjoy the sand and surf at Riihiniemen Uimaranta.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Tampere trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks · Museums · Theme Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
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