15 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

15 days in Tampere, Turku & Helsinki Region Itinerary

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Tampere
— 4 nights
2
Turku
— 3 nights
3
Loviisa
— 3 nights
4
Helsinki
— 4 nights

4
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Visit Tampereen Tuomiokirkko and Hame Castle for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Sarkanniemi Theme Park and Hiekka Art Museum. Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Laurinmaki Crofter's Museum (in Janakkala) and Pori (Rosenlew Museum & Yyteri Beach). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Vapriikin Museokeskus, walk around Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower, identify plant and animal life at Hatanpaa Arboretum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Nasinneula Tower.

For reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tampere vacation 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. Traveling from London to Tampere, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daily temperatures in Tampere can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums Parks Theme Parks

Side Trips

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

3
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Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Turku Castle and Forum Marinum Maritime Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Luostarinmaen Kasityolaismuseo and Ett Hem Museum. Step out of Turku to go to Rauma and see Old Rauma, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, contemplate the long history of Turku Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, and buy something for everyone on your list at Turun Kauppahalli.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Turku travel planning app.

You can drive from Tampere to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Turku, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °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

Naantali Old Town, Old Rauma
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Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Turku Cathedral ©
Turku Cathedral

3
nights
Loviisa

Loviisa ©
Loviisa is a municipality and town of inhabitants on the southern coast of Finland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cathedral of Porvoo and Sapokka Water Garden. You'll explore and learn at Maritime Centre Vellamo and Langinkoski Imperial Fishing Lodge Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Loviisa side-trips: Marian Kirkko (in Hamina), St. Nicholas Orthodox Church (in Kotka) and Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo). The adventure continues: make a trip to Stromforsin Ruukki, examine the collection at Motorcycle Museum of Finland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Michael Church.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Loviisa trip builder app.

You can drive from Turku to Loviisa in 3 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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 Parks

Side Trips

Kotka, Porvoo, Marian Kirkko, Stromforsin Ruukki, Church of Hollola
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Sapokka Water Garden ©
Sapokka Water Garden
Maritime Centre Vellamo ©
Maritime Centre Vellamo
Cathedral of Porvoo ©
Cathedral of Porvoo

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum and Natural History Museum (Luonnontieteellinen Museo). Let the collections at The National Museum of Finland and Kansallisgalleria capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Aalto House, stop by Katajanokka, explore the world behind art at Sinebrychoff Art Museum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Kallio Church.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki road trip website.

Drive from Loviisa to Helsinki in 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Helsinki are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

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

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