14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2 h
1
Turku
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights
End: Helsinki

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 18th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: view the masterpieces at Galleria Joella, shop like a local with Photographic Centre Peri, don't miss a visit to Archangel Michael's church, then shop like a local with Gallery A, then buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Turku Cathedral.

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Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2- hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Kauppakeskus Mylly
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Kauppakeskus Mylly ©
Kauppakeskus Mylly
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

5
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Get some cultural insight at Laukko Manor and Galleria Ronga. Head to Pori Art Museum and Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuonefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala), Visavuori (in Valkeakoski) and Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori). And it doesn't end there: explore the wide array of goods at City Sokos, examine the collection at Mediamuseo Rupriikki, explore the world behind art at Haihara Art Centre, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Alexander Nevsky and St. Nicholas.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Tampere sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trips

Parola, Pori, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa ©
St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa

7
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.
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Temppeliaukio Church and The Esplanadi Park will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Nasin Kartanon Galleria) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, browse the different shops at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and explore the wide array of goods at Stockmann Department Store.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Tampere to Helsinki by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping Museums Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vantaa, Porvoo, Sello, Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Temppeliaukio Church ©
Temppeliaukio Church

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