17 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

17 days in Turku, Tampere & Helsinki Itinerary

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Turku
— 5 nights
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Tampere
— 5 nights
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Helsinki
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Turku

— 5 nights
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Step out of Turku to go to Askainen and see Louhisaari Manor, which is approximately 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Turku Castle, see the interesting displays at Pharmacy Museum and Qwensel House, grab your bike and head to Bike Rental - by Carfield, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Turku Cathedral.

To find maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Turku day trip app.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Turku is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Turku are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 20th (Fri) before leaving for Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

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Tampere

— 5 nights

Manchester of the North

Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Holy Cross Church (in Parola), Palkaneen Kirkko (in Palkane) and Hameenlinna (Museo Militaria & Palander House). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Hatanpaa Arboretum, take in panoramic vistas at Haralanharju Tower, steep yourself in history at Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, and examine the collection at Sara Hilden Art Museum.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Tampere day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Tampere, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can drive to Helsinki.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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Helsinki

— 6 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

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.
Step out of Helsinki with an excursion to Nuuksio National Park in Espoo--about 48 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Esplanadi Park, expand your understanding of the military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Helsinki online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Tampere to Helsinki takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

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