21 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
2
Turku
— 6 nights
3
Tampere
— 6 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Helsinki side-trips: Porvoo Old Town (in Porvoo) and Nuuksio National Park (in Espoo). Pack the 29th (Mon) with family-friendly diversions at Linnanmaki Amusement Park. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, get to know the fascinating history of The Esplanadi Park, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kamppi Chapel of Silence.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Helsinki holiday planner.

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, Helsinki is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Porvoo Old Town, Nuuksio National Park
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali) ©
Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali)

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
When in Turku, make a side trip to see Old Rauma in Rauma, approximately Rauma away. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, take an in-depth tour of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova, hike along The Archipelago Trail, and get lost in a book at Turku City Library.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Turku trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Helsinki to Turku in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. August in Turku sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tampere.

Things to do in Turku

Parks · Fun & Games · Museums

Side Trips

Naantali, Old Rauma
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The Archipelago Trail ©
The Archipelago Trail
Turku Castle ©
Turku Castle
Old Rauma ©
Old Rauma

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Change things up with these side-trips from Tampere: Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). There's lots more to do: find something for the whole family at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tampereen Tuomiokirkko, examine the collection at Moomin Museum, and contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Tampere online journey planner.

Drive from Turku to Tampere in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hameenlinna, Yyteri Beach
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Sarkanniemi Theme Park ©
Sarkanniemi Theme Park
Yyteri Beach ©
Yyteri Beach
Hatanpaa Arboretum ©
Hatanpaa Arboretum

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