14 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Manchester
Fly + Train:  7 h
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h 45 min
End: Manchester


Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. Popular historic sites such as Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle are in your itinerary. Go for a jaunt from Tampere to Huittinen to see Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

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Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8- hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Tampere is 2 hours. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park, Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach
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Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum


Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of the city life by going to Kurjenrahka National Park and Vepsa Island. Old Rauma and Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to The Church of the Holy Cross in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Turku Castle, visit Naantali Old Town, kick back and relax at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Turku route site.

You can take a train from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

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


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.
Escape the urban bustle at Nuuksio National Park and Aurinkolahti Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Cathedral of Porvoo. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Heureka (in Vantaa) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the landmark architecture of Johannes Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki sightseeing app.

Getting from Turku to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Porvoo, Heureka, Nuuksio National Park
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Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
The Aalto House ©
The Aalto House