15 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

15 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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15 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

Start: London
Fly + Train:  7 h 45 min
1
Tampere
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Turku
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: London

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Pori (Rosenlew Museum & Yyteri Beach). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take an in-depth tour of Emil Aaltosen Museo, and explore the world behind art at Hiekka Art Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Tampere route planning app .

London, UK to Tampere is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also fly; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from London to Tampere due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Tampere are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pori, Hame Castle, Laurinmaki nature and culture area, Crofter's Museum
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Vapriikin Museokeskus ©
Vapriikin Museokeskus
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko ©
Tampereen Tuomiokirkko

3
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre. Visit Turku Cathedral and Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova for their historical value. Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 25 min away). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo, buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli, take a stroll through Naantali Old Town, and get engrossed in the history at Ett Hem Museum.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Turku road trip app .

Traveling by train from Tampere to Turku takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Loviisa.

Things to do in Turku

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Old Rauma, Naantali Old Town
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova ©
Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Porvoo and Stromforsin ruukki. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Loviisa: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Kotka (St. Nicholas Orthodox Church & Sapokka Water Garden). It doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael Church and see the interesting displays at Motorcycle Museum of Finland.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Loviisa vacation planner.

Getting from Turku to Loviisa by car takes about 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Loviisa can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Loviisa

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Church of Hollola, Marian Kirkko, Stromforsin ruukki
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Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo
St Michael Church ©
St Michael Church

4
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Johannes Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Kansallisgalleria and The Aalto House. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Mannerheim Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kallio Church, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and browse the collection at Oodi Central Library.

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Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Museums Historic Sites Outdoors
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The National Museum of Finland ©
The National Museum of Finland
Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum ©
Mannerheim Museum

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