14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Turku
— 1 night
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
3
Helsinki
— 7 nights

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 fly. 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 drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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 Pori Art Museum and Laukko Manor. Head to Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone and Haihara Art Centrefor some retail therapy. Venture out of the city with trips to Visavuori (in Valkeakoski), Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko) (in Pori) and St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala). And it doesn't end there: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, have fun at Pyynikki's Swim Hall, and brush up on your military savvy at The Parola Armour Museum.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Tampere travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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

Pori, Parola, Visavuori, Hameenlinnan Kaupungin Raatihuone, 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 Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa) and Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Nasin Kartanon Galleria). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence, shop like a local with Market Square Kauppatori, and stop by Artisaani.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Helsinki tour planner.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in May, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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