21 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

21 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

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21 days in Helsinki, Turku & Tampere Itinerary

Start: Bangkok
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Helsinki
— 7 nights
train:  2​h
2
Turku
— 6 nights
train:  2​h
3
Tampere
— 6 nights
Fly:  13​h
End: Bangkok

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to 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 still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kamppi Chapel of Silence, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, and don't miss a visit to Senate Square.

For more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Helsinki travel route builder site .

Bangkok, Thailand to Helsinki is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Traveling from Bangkok to Helsinki, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bangkok in July, expect Helsinki to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. On the 3rd (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Turku.

Things to do in Helsinki

Parks Historic Sites Theme Parks

Side Trips

Nuuksio National Park, Porvoo Old Town
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Sea Fortress Suomenlinna ©
Sea Fortress Suomenlinna
Helsinki Cathedral ©
Helsinki Cathedral

6
nights
Turku

Turku ©
Sitting at the mouth of the Aura River, Turku is one of Finland's quaintest and most historically rich towns.
Change things up with a short trip to Old Rauma in Rauma (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Turku Castle, wander the streets of Naantali Old Town, brush up on your military savvy at Forum Marinum Maritime Centre, and browse the exhibits of Aboa Vetus & Ars Nova.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Turku online journey planner .

Getting from Helsinki to Turku by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. On the 9th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can take a train 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
Moomin World ©
Moomin World

6
nights
Tampere

Tampere ©
Finland's third largest city, Tampere boasts an array of cultural offerings and a lively music scene.
Explore Tampere's surroundings by going to Hameenlinna (Birthplace of Jean Sibelius & Hame Castle) and Yyteri Beach (in Pori). There's much more to do: see the sky in a new way at Sarkanniemi Theme Park, contemplate the long history of Amuri Museum of Workers' Housing, make a trip to Nasinneula Tower, and enjoy breathtaking views from Pyynikki Park and Observation Tower.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Tampere road trip planning website .

Getting from Turku to Tampere by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Tampere

Parks Museums 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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