14 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 15 min
1
Tampere
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
3
Helsinki
— 8 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
End: London

3
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vanha Kirkko, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Rauhaniemi Beach, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Suolijarvi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Tampere Art Museum, thenexplore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Aleksanterin Kirkko, and finally stroll around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere online tour itinerary planner.

London, 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. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. Traveling from London in June, Tampere is little chillier at night with lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Rauhaniemi Beach ©
Rauhaniemi Beach
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower ©
Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower
Hiekka Art Museum ©
Hiekka Art Museum

2
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Escape the urban bustle at Ispoinen Beach and Sauna and The Archipelago Trail. Change things up with a short trip to Kurjenrahka National Park in Poytya (about 46 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, have some family-friendly fun at Moomin World, browse the collection at Turku City Library, and steep yourself in history at Turku Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Turku tour builder app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Turku can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Helsinki.

Things to do in Turku

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Kurjenrahka National Park, Moomin World
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Kurjenrahka National Park ©
Kurjenrahka National Park
The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna ©
Ispoinen Beach and Sauna

8
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Nuuksio National Park and Hietaranta Beach. Go for a jaunt from Helsinki to Siltakyla to see Valkmusa National Park about 1h 50 min away. Pack the 13th (Wed) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church, stroll around The Esplanadi Park, make a trip to Senate Square, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Helsinki online route planner.

You can drive from Turku to Helsinki in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Nature Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Valkmusa National Park, King's Road
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Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church
Nuuksio National Park ©
Nuuksio National Park
Valkmusa National Park ©
Valkmusa National Park

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