14 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary
14 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary
Created using Inspirock Finland sightseeing planner
Route & dates
Tampere— 4 nights
Turku— 5 nights
Helsinki— 4 nights
Sun, Aug 2 - Sat, Aug 15
Manchester of the North
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.Discover out-of-the-way places like Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Nasinneula Tower. Bring the kids along to Yyteri Beach and Hatanpaa Arboretum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Hame Castle (in Hameenlinna) and Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park (in Huittinen). There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, stroll through Sarkanniemi Theme Park, examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, and get engrossed in the history at Emil Aaltosen Museo.
For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip app.
Manchester, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to drive to Turku.
Things to do in Tampere
Hame Castle, Yyteri Beach, Puurijarvi-Isosuo National Park
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 6:
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. Turku Castle and Old Rauma will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rauma (The Church of the Holy Cross & Burial Site of Sammallahdenmaki). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral, relax and rejuvenate at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo.
For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Turku route site.
You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Helsinki.
Things to do in Turku
Rauma, Naantali Old Town, Kurjenrahka National Park, Kuusisto Manor
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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.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 Porvoo Old Town. Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Cathedral of Porvoo (in Porvoo) and Heureka (in Vantaa). There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Johannes Church, steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, and see the interesting displays at Mannerheim Museum.
For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki online road trip planner.
Traveling by car from Turku to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August in Helsinki, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Helsinki
Porvoo, Nuuksio National Park, Heureka
Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:
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