14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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14 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

Start: Helsinki
Drive:  2​h
1
Turku
— 1 night
train:  1​h 45​min
2
Tampere
— 5 nights
train:  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.
On the 18th (Sat), browse the exhibits of Turku Castle and then browse the different shops at Kauppakeskus Mylly. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Joella, take in the exciting artwork at Photographic Centre Peri, pause for some serene contemplation at Archangel Michael's church, take in the exciting artwork at Gallery A, then browse the different shops at Turun Kauppahalli, and finally gain insight at Turku Cathedral.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Turku tour planning tool .

Helsinki to Turku is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or fly. In May in Turku, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the train 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Laukko Manor and Visavuori. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing and Holy Cross Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tampere: Pori (Pori Art Museum & Central Pori Church (Keski-Porin kirkko)), St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa (in Sastamala) and Parola Tank Museum (in Parola). Next up on the itinerary: view the masterpieces at Galleria Ronga, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampere Cathedral, examine the collection at The Finnish Labour Museum Werstas, and browse the range of quality goods at City Sokos.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Tampere journey planning tool .

You can take a train from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In May in Tampere, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trips

Parola, Pori, Pyhan Birgitan kirkko, St Olaf's Church in Tyrvaa, Visavuori
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Laukko Manor ©
Laukko Manor
Visavuori ©
Visavuori
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing ©
Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Sea Fortress Suomenlinna and The Esplanadi Park. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Rock Church and Helsinki Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Porvoo (Brunberg Candy Factory Shop & Nasin Kartanon Galleria) and Jarvenpaan Taidemuseo (in Jarvenpaa). And it doesn't end there: hunt for treasures at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the exciting artwork at Galerie Forsblom, stop by Artisaani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Helsinki journey website .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to 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
Temppeliaukion Church ©
Temppeliaukion Church
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

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